So, I am finally in the process of wrapping presents! My four year old grandson has been quite upset that Gammy didn’t have any presents under her tree with his name on them. Now, all will be well. He’s got presents – typical “grandparent gifts” like socks and clothes, with books thrown in to read with Gammy and a couple of toys for him and Papaw.
There is something about wrapping presents. It’s almost a “lost art” due to the popularity of gift bags. Now there are some presents that don’t fit well in a box, and it’s so much easier to just put it in a bag. I’ve got my share of bags under the tree, but there’s nothing like the fun of shaking a wrapped present and letting your imagination run wild. “What could this be? Could it possibly be….?” I’ve always had a “talent” for guessing what my presents are. So many years ago, Steve gave me a box and taped jingle bells in it. That present drove me crazy – I couldn’t figure it out. It ended up being nothing huge in and of itself – it was odds and ends – kitchen utensils, gum, a book, pens – just all kinds of stuff. It became a family tradition that has endured for over 30 years. My “jingle bell box” is always the last one I open. I never know what will be in it!
A wrapped present is a sign of time and thoughtfulness. Not only was the gift chosen, the wrapping paper was chosen, and time was taken to do the wrapping. God has given us many wrapped presents. We have gifts of love, joy, peace, the Word, and salvation to name a few. All of these gifts are made possible by “His unspeakable gift” (II Corinthians 9:15). Yes, “for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son….(John 3:16). The gifts are ours – it’s just up to us to open them. Do you have the faith to open His gifts? They are wrapped beautifully in love! God Bless, Courtney