“Every good gift and every perfect gift…”
Gifts. Wonderful gifts. Pouring down on us from the Father. No ugly sweaters or fruitcakes. Only good and perfect gifts thoughtfully and lovingly designed especially for and uniquely for each of us individually from God. God is the giver of everything that is good. With Him, there is no variation or shadow due to change. He is rock solid and full of light. No darkness. No secret places. Everything in stark relief illuminated by His glory. Because God is perfect and he created us, he knows exactly what we need and when we need it. God will not change his mind about giving us gifts. He loves us completely forever.
By his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creation. It makes sense that He will take care of us and nurture us to produce good fruit. And he will give us all the gifts we need to enjoy our life with Him!
Prayer: Father thank you for giving us the greatest gift, Your Son Jesus! Without his death, burial and resurrection I would not even know you. Thank you for reaching out to me, while I was dead in my sin, and giving me life through Your Spirit by grace through faith. What a wonderful gift. Life! Thank you. Amen