Were things this hard the first Christmas? Did people scramble to find the perfect gift? Were there people selling “I Luv Bethlehem” bumper stickers? Did school kids sell subscriptions to “Better Homes and Stable” for their fundraiser? Was the Bethlehem Holiday Inn handing out rain checks? Did Rand McNally have to print extra copies of “Guide to Egypt for Young Families?” Was Bethlehem full of hip and trendy booths selling “Son Glasses?”
Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh aside, I doubt that first Christmas that people knew just what a perfect gift we had all received. Jesus is truly the only “one-size-fits-all” Savior. He was humbly born, humbly lived, and humbly died doing all of it as the ultimate gift for those who accept Him.
So, this weekend, when so many will be concentrating on finding and buying the perfect gift, remember this: the perfect gift has already been given. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11).
Verna Davis, author and speaker, lives in Frankton resident. She can be reached at Vrdspeaks@yahoo.com.