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This is a repost of my opening post for Advent in 2021. I remember writing this as a direct challenge; I pray it challenges you today dear reader.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given…

Isaiah 9:6a (KJV)

As a parent there is no dearer memory than when your child comes into the world, it is a precious moment that stays with you forever. Each time we celebrate another year of their life our mind drifts back to the first time we held them, even when they are in their twenties as my children are. This time of year we are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus, or are we?

I must confess I find it difficult to understand those who celebrate Christmas who do not believe in God, or having known Him are now far away from Him. Without a relationship with Almighty God the festive season can be painful and frustrating; everywhere you turn you find little reminders of the real reason for the season. The child is born in a manger, but is He born “unto us”? Does He mean anything to us or is He a distant figure in history who we can’t quite understand? He is not only a child but a Son, the only Son of God no less. He is given to us, sent to redeem us into the Heavenly family – that we too may be sons and daughters.

Dear reader, what is Christmas to you? Is it a mere celebration of humanity blown away in the New Year, or is it a blessed memory of God’s Love for you? This is Heaven’s best gift to you this Christmas; the true purpose of the season.

* This devotion is inspired from my reading of C.H. Spurgeon’s book Joy Born At Bethlehem which can be freely downloaded. It is a series of sermons with a Christmas theme worth reading.


20 thoughts on “Heaven’s Best Gift

  1. The best Gift in this life indeed. What a reason to remember His Birth. My prayer is that more people will be encouraged to accept this Gift of His Coming and open the present and give thanks for ALL He is in our lives. Love, Joy, Peace, Eternal HOPE. Blessings!

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    1. Yes Faye, there is nothing we could buy or anything in this world that would ever even come close to the priceless worth of Christ our Saviour. God bless you today sister 🙏


  2. What a blessing the birth of Jesus was. Thanks for the morning inspiration.

    “This is Heaven’s best gift to you this Christmas; the true purpose of the season.”

    As some say across the pond: Jesus is the reason for the season.


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  3. Celebrating Christmas, in the secular sense, can be so pressure-filled—attending one party after another.

    Celebrating the birth of Christ should be more like the US holiday of Thanksgiving. 🙏Thank you, Heavenly Father for sending your Son to be born among us! I remember this post, brother. It’s one worth sharing again and again. Blessings!

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    1. I agree David, but I would go further and say that Christmas is the original Thanksgiving for believers.
      You certainly do have a good memory, remembering this post from two years ago!😁
      God bless you and your family today brother 🙏

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  4. I am amazed at how straight up nonbelievers can celebrate this time of the year; there’s something more to life I suppose. Good evangelistic call for people to return back to God and Christ with the real reason for the season!

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