Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Greatest Gift

Our children love presents! I am not even sure if it is getting new things or the thrill of opening them! When Lydia was a baby and only Clay opened gifts, we set up the nativity not including Baby Jesus. After we finished opening all of our gifts on Christmas, there was one box left. It was the prettiest wrapping of all the gifts. It was addressed to all of us by name. We asked Clay if he wanted to open it. When he opened the package he found the baby for the nativity and a note. It simply said, "I am the greatest gift the world has ever known." And continued, I love you with each of our names listed and signed Jesus. Clay then was able to place the baby in the manger as we thanked God for the very special gift He gave us.

4 comments:

McFurr said...

I love this idea, a perfect way to keep Christ in Christmas.

My Goodness said...

Wow...that's awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

That is the spirit! We all need to be reminded of this very simple truth.

MamaBear said...

Can I use this idea? I love it. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.