Don: Ok, Rick. Today is the day! Everyone in the office exchanges
Rick: Yeah, this is always fun. Here is your gift, Don.
Don: For me? You bought a gift for me? Rick, you did not need to
Rick: I know. You say that every year.
Don: What did you get me, Rick? What is in here?
An i-Pod! You bought me an i-Pod!
Rick: Well, you keep talking about wanting one...
Don: Go ahead, Rick. Open yours!
Rick: Ah, fruitcake. You did not need to do this, Don.
Don: Nothing is too good for my best friend! Excuse me, Rick, while
I go download some tunes! Woo hoo!
Rick: There is a wise saying that goes, "The thought behind
the gift means more than the gift itself." Even so, when you give
an i-Pod... and receive a fruitcake in return, it is hard to not be disappointed!
But that is never a problem with God. He always gives great gifts... like
Jesus! God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus,
to come to earth and pay the penalty for our sin. That is what Christmas
is all about.
Don: Hey, Rick. Can I have a piece of fruitcake?
Rick: Help yourself! Today's life word is Jesus. Click
for the message, What Is Christmas all about? This is Lifeword.