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We Need The Gift

December 23, 2013

“You aren’t equipped for life until you realize you aren’t equipped for life. You aren’t equipped for life until you’re in need of grace.”[1]

We try to fumble through life being good. Most of us want to be good people. No matter how hard we try, we just cannot get it done. We are found lacking. What is it we need? We need grace.

You see, grace removes the blot from our lives. It takes away the stains. It lets us reach to others with love. We need grace to move forward from moment to moment, day-to-day.

We need Christmas. No, I don’t mean the gifts and all the stuff that goes with it these days. We need that manger and the child in it. We need that donkey Mary rode into Bethlehem on. We needed Mary and Joseph to get to that place and that perfect moment. We need The Gift.

As these last two days go by before Christmas morning, focus on the need for grace and how it was fulfilled in that manger in Bethlehem. Thank God for equipping us with grace through The Gift that day.

The Gift . . .Grace . . .One Child


[1] Ann Voskamp. The Greatest Gift. (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale Publishers, Inc., 2013). 159

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