A Box

Hello, I hope you all enjoyed Christmas with your family and friends. I sure did. Holiday season is a wonderful time to fellowship and bask in the of love and joy… or political debates around the table. It is also a time to remember the gift that saved our lives, JESUS!

Moving on to the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the stores are packed with people returning gifts that either don’t fit or that they don’t like. If that is you, then I am not writing this to judge. However, I want to tell you a story about a gift that my little brother gave me.

So, due to the fact that my parents gifts were not ready for Christmas, we decided that our immediate family was going to go to my grandparents house and exchange gifts there on Sunday. So, on Sunday, after dinner, we all exchanged gifts and my brother gave me a small box.Needless to say, that my outward enthusiasm was a little underwhelming. However, about a minute later, my twelve year old sister saw that I had opened my nine-year old brother’s gift and said, ” We all thought that would be a great gift for you, because you are always telling us to stop taking your mechanical pencils. So now you can put all of your pencils in the box. and then we will know not to take those pencils.” That was just beautiful. My brother knew that I hated strongly despised when people took my pencils, and he decided to do something about it. So even though at first glance it didn’t look like much, the thoughtfulness behind it made it much more valuable.  So, remember that even as you return any unwanted gifts, that someone actually cared enough to buy, make, and wrap that present for you.