Have you ever had to remind a child to open their presents? NEVER! On Christmas morning you never have to convince a child that the presents are worth opening. They begin to rip the wrapping paper, pull off bows, and open boxes as if the secret to life was held in one of those gifts.
What if I told you there was a gift available to us that held that secret? Would you simply wake up on Christmas morning and push the gift aside and move on with you day? Many times in my own life that's what I do with the gift God gave to us through His Son. The passage in John, chapter 10, verse 10, continues today with the reason behind why He came...so that we might have LIFE! Yes, the secret of life has been given and now we must choose to accept and unwrap all that gift provides to us both presently and eternally.
As you unwrap and accept each gift purchased for you this Christmas, be reminded that the greatest gift of all has been purchased and given to you as well. Don't ignore it and miss out. Open it and let it bring to you the peace and joy we sing about so often during this season.
Prayer: God, help us to see and accept the gift of life you have provided to us through your Son. Help us to begin each day knowing that the greatest gift in our life is our relationship with you.