With Pastor Ted still without his voice, he and Linda give a powerful message this morning on the power of gift giving by reminding us of the the gifts we have been given. This service was a party. At the end of the service every person in attendance received a wrapped gift for themselves to take home and a gift to give to someone else this next week as a gift from the church.
We get excited about getting and receiving gifts this time of year. There is no other time of year where gift giving is at the forefront of our minds. There is hope, anticipation, excitement, joy, honor, love, care, and thoughtfulness that experienced when we engage in gift giving. It is a powerful thing. But this season should remind us that we can also be gift givers of a different sort when we introduce people to the ultimate gift giver, our Lord Jesus Christ.