Daily Word of Grace # 202 (December 23, 2020)

Have you ever noticed that you are given the best Christmas gifts from those who know you the best and love you the most?  Those who really know you and really love you tend to give you gifts that mean the most to you, gifts that you are thrilled to receive.  The gospel works the same way.  The One who knows you best is the Lord, who has known you from the foundations of the earth and knit you together in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13), who knows every desire of your heart (Psalm 37:4), and who sympathizes with your weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15).  And the One who loves you the most is the Lord, who “proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8), the most unconditional and immeasurable love ever as Jesus assured his disciples at the Last Supper, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13).  The Lord is “the Father of lights” who alone gives us “every perfect gift,” and the Ultimate Gift from the Ultimate Giver is none other than his Son Jesus Christ, who was given by the One who really knows you and really loves you, the One who always has and always will know you the best and love you the most.

Love and Prayers,