It’s A Gift

  Someone once said, “The best things in life are free.”  The longer I live, the more I am inclined to believe it.  Consider the worth of a child’s smile and affectionate greeting, “Daddy!”  Just think of the simple pleasures afforded you by the senses of taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing—all of which come as standard equipment with your “fearfully and wonderfully made” body.  These priceless treasures, and more, are gifts from our wonderful Creator God.  “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17).”

  Though these temporal treasures are quite captivating, one would do well  to consider the eternal, spiritual realm as well.  God says that you are an eternal being who, at the end of your earthly existence, will not cease to be. There is life beyond your physical death in an eternal, spiritual realm.  There is however a choice to be made.  Because of your sin, you are condemned to an eternal existence separated from God, but, at His own expense, God has provided another option.  Jesus died, was buried and rose from the dead to fulfill God’s plan of redemption and provide forgiveness to those who would accept Christ’s death as payment for their sin.  It’s a Gift!

 If you choose to accept God’s gift, I am happy to report that the best things in life are still free.  For example, God offers the priceless treasure of life in His presence, glorified bodies that will never grow old, eternal heavenly citizenship where there is no sickness, death, crime, sorrow or crying.

 All that God offers is contained in the person of Jesus Christ.  Receive Him now and you can start to enjoy eternal treasures today; He is waiting for you!

  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)  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)”