“Find the perfect gift at your local Pharmacy,” I am reading on the front page of the mailer, I picked up yesterday. “Christmas Magic” it says there also and the offers in the mailer are valid between 29th October – 24th November 2013.
In his letter James, the brother of the Lord Jesus Christ, is also writing about the perfect gift. He says in James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
“FIND THE PERFECT GIFT”
Are you familiar with the hymn, “GOD SENT HIS SON, THEY CALLED HIM JESUS,” by William J. Gaither & Gloria Gaither? I like especially the chorus, where it says: “BECAUSE HE LIVES, I CAN FACE TOMORROW.”
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS OUR POWER.
There is the power of His grace. The power of His grace strengthens us in our trials. Read Second Corinthians 12:9.
There is the power of His ministry. The power of his ministry operates through us. Please read Acts 1:8; Acts 3:12 and Acts 4:3.
There is the power of His strength.The power of His strength enables us to be faithful. Second Timothy 1:12.
There is the power of His resurrection. The power of His resurrection raises us above an earthly and selfish life. Read that in Philippians 3:10.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS OUR RANSOM.
In First Timothy 2:6 it says, “Who gave Himself a ransom for all.”
We need someone to meet our liabilities and the Lord Jesus Christ did that!
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS OUR SUBSTITUTE.
In Isaiah 53 we are told that He was a crushed Substitute. You read that in Isaiah 53:5.
And in Isaiah 53:7 we read that He was a silent Substitute.
And in Isaiah 53:11 we are told that He will be a rewarded Substitute.
What do we learn in the Christmas story? We learn that JESUS became a man. Please read Philippians 2:5-8, where it also says that JESUS “made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”
I found the perfect gift in “THE BOOK OF BOOKS,” the Bible!