When I was growing up, our family tradition was to occasionally give gifts to one another (i.e. birthdays, holidays, etc).  As a child, I considered it my mission to find my gift before it was wrapped.  I didn’t necessarily find out what it was, but I knew where it was, how large the bag was, etc.

  Sometimes of course… the shape was a dead give away, or perhaps the top of the bag was open and facing the wrong direction to conceal its contents.  There were those occasions when the light was wrong and I accidentally caught a glimpse of the item through the thin paper.

  Once the discovery was made, I would go back several times to check on my gifts before they were moved from their hiding place and wrapped.  During the day, at school and at home, I would think of the wonderful treasures awaiting me.  The anticipation was similar in taste to the full joy of that special day when I could have and hold all that was intended for me.

  On a grander scale, God has afforded both temporal and eternal treasures for those who are willing to receive them.  “…an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, (1Peter 1:4).”  Knowing God personally today and becoming heir to these treasures is made possible by faith.  Jesus died, was buried, and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for our sin and reconcile us to God.  Those who trust Him for forgiveness, are called the sons and daughters of God.  But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: (John 1:12).”

  Dear friend, it is my prayer that you establish a relationship with our Heavenly Father right now, and find great joy in ANTICIPATION of all that God has intended for you.

  Please feel free to call if you have questions or a desire to know more.