A Special Gift
Several years ago one Christmas morning, the girls woke up to a play set complete with swings, a slide, and a tree house in the backyard. Santa and his elf must have worked really hard and long to get it built so that it would be there Christmas morning for the girls. But Santa ran out of time before he needed to move on to the next house, so he left a note for Garrow with a few minor finishing touches the play set needed. One of the things on the list was to put a door knob on the door to the tree house. A couple weeks later, the girls were playing in the tree house and the door knob fell off. Lexi said, “Mom we need to call Santa back. He’s a way better builder than daddy.” Garrow and I just looked at each other and laughed.
Lexi has no idea how much planning, sacrifice, and love was put into that special gift from Santa. Sometimes we take for granted and don’t understand the planning, sacrifice, and love that went into the gift God gave us all. God gave the best and most perfect gift ever. He sent his son Jesus to earth to show us how to live and to ultimately die for our sins. Because of that precious gift, we can have eternal life with God in heaven. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3:16).