The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - AGENDA - Rev Matthew Hen­der­son

Once there was a lit­tle boy who was look­ing for­ward to Christ­mas. He en­joyed ev­ery­thing about it. When the day fi­nally came, he got up and opened all the presents that he had been given. He got a car and a load of jig­saw puz­zles and an aero­plane and a huge box filled with his favourite cho­co­late. But, un­der the tree was one huge box that re­mained un­touched. In­side it was the big present. His par­ents tried to get him to open it, but he re­fused. Why, he had jig­saws to do, cars to drive and more. His par­ents thought maybe the next day, once all the ex­cite­ment had qui­etened, he might open the big present. But he never did. God has given us many good gifts, but the great­est gift is him giv­ing him­self to us so that we can know him and ex­pe­ri­ence his love and mercy. Many of us are like the lit­tle boy… we tin­ker with the lesser gifts and never get round to open­ing and en­joy­ing the great­est gift. Maybe this Christ­mas time, you might seek and find Je­sus, the saviour of the world. You might re­ceive God’s great­est gift.

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