Babies are One of the Biggest Little Gifts There Are
“A child is born to us, a son is given to us, and authority will be on his shoulders. He will be named, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 CEB version.
This sounds like a lot of gifts in a little baby doesn’t it.
Anyone who has held a newborn has experienced the wonder of this new little human. I remember when my first son was born. When I held his head in the palm of my hand, his feet came to the inside of my elbow. It was mind blowing how God had given me this present.
We have seen how language is always changing. A medical example of this is that in some places now babies are called “obstetric products”. I’m sorry, but I don’t think this is going to work for me. I don’t think a baby is something that has been manufactured or refined by a doctor’s office.
Babies are little human miracles. They are gifts from God. Babies are amazing.
This is especially true for the baby born in the manger of Bethlehem.
Christmas has come and gone for another year. It’s easy to get caught up in the season and then we move on to the next big thing once all the presents have been unwrapped. After all, there’s a life to live and we’ve got to get back to it.
Just like any Christmas gift, if we don’t use it, it’s no good to us.
The Baby Jesus is the same. If we don’t use Him, He is no good to us.
In times when we are down or sad, a child’s hug can make us feel better. It helps us to put things in the proper perspective.
When Winston Churchill came to America asking for help with the war, it was Christmas time. He was extremely busy meeting with people. He was staying in the White House and, at the same time, the daughter of one of the President’s advisors was staying there.
It was Christmas and after Winston had gone to his room, he was missing his family. He asked the staff if they could bring the little girl to his room. They did; he gave her a hug and sent her back. It was the closest thing he had to his own granddaughter.
A child’s hug can work miracles.
God sent His Son to earth as a baby. This baby is the biggest Christmas gift we’ll ever get. But it won’t be any good to us if we don’t unwrap it and use it.
There is a Charlie Brown story where he breaks his piggy bank to find he has $9.11 to do his Christmas shopping. Lucy tells him that it’s not enough. He says he will spend it all. She told him they wouldn’t be very expensive gifts. Charlie replied, “They are if they cost you everything you have”.
This is what God did for us.
Remember the gift God has given us and its cost.
The true value of gifts is not about how many dollars it costs. It’s about the joy that comes from using it.