“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourself, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”
The idea that something is a gift is often times a hard concept to grasp. People often think that if you give them a gift, it is for some reason. You either want something in return or you feel guilty for doing something wrong. A gift is something that is free, no strings attached, no questions, it just… is. God is the perfect giver. He gives to us simply because he loves us. There is nothing we can do to earn a gift from God. Ephesians 2: 8-9 reflects the perfect gift of God. The grace of Christ is what saves us from certain death. The grace of Christ dieing on the cross for us. I didn’t do anything to deserve this, in fact, I done more in my life to not deserve it. But that is not who God is. God gives me grace because he loves me unconditionally. No matter what I do, no matter what I have done, I am saved by “grace through faith”. During this Christmas season, remember that the biggest gift of all is Christ Jesus, God’s one and only son. Christ gave the ultimate gift of his life for ours, not for any reason then the fact that we needed it and He loved us.