Let the following verses soak into you as some of the gifts that God has given to us. Romans 11:29 speaks of His unchanging steadfastness: “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Romans 8:32, the gift of God’s son: “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” The gift of God is salvation as Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Romans 6:23 talks about the gift of grace. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We know that all good gifts come from God. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 So many great gifts: gifts of salvation, of hope, of healing, of comfort, of joy. Gifts of relationships with our families. Gifts of community with our churches. We’ll give gifts this Christmas, but these gifts from God will last forever – particularly the gift of God – Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.