An office of the Provincial Government chose the Family Life Centre to donate new toys to at Christmas time. Reflecting on this, the kids who came to the drop-in program received a nice blessing. They seemed so pleased to open a gift specifically bought for them.
For some of them it may have been the only gift received; or maybe the only brand new gift received. But by far, it was not the best gift. The best gift they could ever receive is the gift of Christ Himself. This was emphasized many times. Hopefully it has or will have an impact. How eagerly the kids opened the beautifully wrapped gifts. At the same time, how dismissive some were of the gift God sent them.
My prayer for 2019 is for the kids to realize how precious and wonderful the gift of Jesus truly is; and that they accept this gift wholeheartedly!