A Gift to Choose

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I have never witnessed so many car accidents on dry pavement in a 12 hour time period than on December 18, 2010.

Radio announcers stated that day was the busiest for retailers as shoppers utilized the last Saturday before Christmas to finish buying gifts on their list. People behind the wheel of cars sped down streets, swerved in front of others, or tail-gated too closely just to get to a mall. Are you serious?

Songs on the radio play this is the most wonderful time of the year. All I heard were countless complaints from irate shoppers. All I saw were flashing blue and red lights from police cars, ambulances and fire trucks. When did the week before a day of giving gifts; symbolic of the gifts given to the baby Jesus,  turn into mayhem, madness, and frenzy? Seriously! If you do not get someone that certain gift, what will happen to you? Absolutely nothing.

On the other hand, someone gave their life for you and I. Jesus.

When was the last time you rushed down the road to get a gift for Him?

He doesn’t require the latest gadget or newest gizmo. He simply asks us to Love, obey His commands and follow Him.

For those involved in accidents trying to get the things of this world, most likely they will not complete their shopping lists.

Hopefully, their lives were spared by our merciful God. Perhaps their hospital stay will help them realize that one day is not just for gifts. Every day is a gift. The gift of the Life of Jesus was given so that our souls would have eternal life; if we so choose.

On Saturday, December 18, 2010, many faced death or life. As it is written, death or life was literally set before them. I pray they, as well as you, CHOOSE LIFE.

Merry Christmas!

Scriptural references:
Luke 2:1-16
Matthew 2:7-11
John 10:11,15-18,30
Matthew 22:37-39
Mark 8:34
Deuteronomy 30:10,19
Romans 10:9, 13