THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
Over 10 years ago, I was searching for a meaningful symbol to place in our home as the focus of Christmas. Things seem to quickly get out of control and the focus becomes on things, and décor and the hustle and bustle. I just wanted to keep the main thing the main thing, JESUS. And God gave me a picture. He gave me a gift.
The Christmas Gift sits at the front of our tree each year. The white paper covering the box symbolizes His perfect, blameless life. He is the perfect Lamb of God who died for the sins of the world. (John 1:29) He had no sin. The red ribbon symbolizes His blood that was shed on the cross. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. (Hebrews 9:22) The empty box symbolizes the empty tomb. He rose from the tomb three days after His death. And the tomb was empty. (John 20) The greenery represents new life. God’s word says we are a new creation after we put our faith and hope in Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Every time we see The Christmas Gift, we’re reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and the very best gift of all, Jesus.
This year I’ve created a poem/gift tag for The Christmas Gift! Click on the image below and drag it to your desktop or click the red PDF icon on the previous page to print. Merry Christmas! Love, Lisa