My mom used to decorate for Christmas with lots of elegantly wrapped empty boxes tied with the most exquisite bows. She would carefully store them in her basement after the holidays for the next year.
When my son was a little boy he had a friend that lived next door to my parents. We called him “Little Greg”. Even though he is now a lawyer in his 40s I still think of him as “Little Greg”. His mom and my sister were good friends and they took the boys to all the fun places in St. Louis. They went to Six Flags, the Science Center, and the Zoo.
One day when my son was about 6 years old, he and Little Greg were playing in my mom’s basement. They had been quiet for a long time so my mom went down to check on them. What she saw shocked her!
Wrapping paper and bows covered the floor! The boys had unwrapped all the “fake” Christmas packages looking for toys! This is one of our favorite family stories that never gets old.
No matter how many times it’s told, this story always makes us laugh. My son, Zack, and his friend Little Greg were looking for presents, but all they got were empty boxes! They were looking for gifts in all the wrong places.
This Christmas let us seek the real gift of Christmas, Jesus our Savior and Lord. There are lots of beautifully wrapped packages that are really just empty boxes. But Jesus is the real gift of Christmas. Merry Christmas and God bless you all!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 NIV Read full chapter
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