Yesterday, Lynda sent a text letting me know she would be unable to attend today’s Bible study.
I appreciated the courtesy text because I will not be worrying today when I don’t see her sitting in her usual spot.
Then she sent a follow up text. It said, “Bob and I are giving each other ammo vests for Valentine’s Day – what says love more than that?”
This got me thinking.
If Bob and Lynda can give each other ammo vests for Valentine’s Day, I should be able to give Shannon and me a mini excavator.
No, she hasn’t asked for one and the thought has never crossed her mind. But I think it would be the perfect way to profess my undying love. And I already know exactly which one she needs because I have been doing a lot of research. That’s the kind of husband I am – always thinking of my wife before thinking of myself. But I’m not sure Shannon would see it that way.
So, if ammo vests are iffy, and mini excavators aren’t the answer, what is the perfect gift?
To find the perfect gift, we have to look at the only One who is perfect. That’s where God comes in.
The only perfect gift came 2,000 years ago, on a cold night, in a backwater town. It was the beautiful sound of a newborn baby. It was the sound of pure, unfiltered, unadulterated love breaking into our existence. It’s a gift that’s too good to be true – but it is.
The perfect gift is God’s grace wrapped in a beautiful baby. This is why Paul says, “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
While you may not be lucky enough to get an ammo vest or a mini excavator for Valentine’s Day, you still have the greatest gift of all. It’s the only one that really matters.
Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, thank you for the gift of Jesus. Help me live my life in response to your wonderful love. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Jesus is God’s gift to you. There’s nothing better.
Also, just for the record, I’m going to have to sit down with Bob and let him explain his philosophy of marriage. I will be learning from a true master.
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.