JOYCE MEYER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DECEMBER 24, 2022 (THE GIFT OF JESUS)
TOPIC: THE GIFT OF JESUS
SCRIPTURE: And on going into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then opening their treasure bags, they presented to Him gifts—gold and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 (AMPC)
Today is Christmas Eve, and in a few hours my entire family will descend on our home with great enthusiasm. Today we give gifts to the people we love. Why do we celebrate Jesus’ birth with gifts? We do it because He is the greatest gift that has ever been given to mankind. When the wise men heard of Jesus’ birth, they went to worship Him with gifts, and it is our privilege to do the same.
I urge you not to lose sight today and tomorrow of what the holiday is truly about as you celebrate this blessed season. Don’t get so busy cooking, preparing, shopping, and giving gifts to others that you forget the reason for the season.
Thank God for the gift of Jesus and take time to thank Him for all He has done and continues to do in your life. As you give gifts to others, keep in mind that you are celebrating the greatest gift of all—Jesus!
Prayer of the Day: Father, thank You for the gift of Jesus. We celebrate today as a way of saying “Thank You” for giving us the greatest gift ever given.