Dear Praying Friends,
The birthday party was well advertised, almost everyone knew about the celebrations. Buildings and homes were decorated and folks hurried in their last-minute preparations. Special music played over the radio and in the stores, and even entire movies were made in commemoration of the birthday. Feasts were planned and prepared and children were excited about the coming festivities. Everything was ready, let the celebration begin…
But on the morning of the advertised day, all the beautifully wrapped gifts were given to others. The feasts were consumed, then the adults napped while children played with their new toys. Later, the wrapping paper was collected, the trees were put away, the leftovers are finally gone from the fridge, but what did the One whose birthday it was receive? Although it was supposed to be a celebration of His birth, what did we give Him?
Did we give anything to Jesus to celebrate His birth? Did we give anything to Him in gratitude for coming to save us from our sin? How did we honor the King for His birthday?