This morning I woke up thinking about all the good gifts God gives. If your Christmas looks sparse this year, maybe this will encourage your heart. I tried to remember the times in scripture you hear about God’s gifts. Besides the obvious gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit to serve others, Paul’s tell us about even more: he writes about the “indescribable gift” of God’s surpassing grace in 2 Corinthians 9:14-15. I then think about Peter telling people for the first time in Acts about this marvelous “gift of the Holy Spirit.” I found the word again in Romans where Paul describes the “abundant provision” of the “gift of righteousness.” Finally, I think of John’s stunning vision in Revelation where he writes, “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life (Revelation 22: 17).
Each day, we open these abundant and indescribable gifts of grace, of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and righteousness.