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Revealing the Generosity of God through the Christmas Season

Christmas to me is all about generosity, specifically, God’s generosity. Jeff Loman here. Think about it – “For God to love the world that he… gave.” The air that you breathe, the blood flowing through your veins, the fact that your heart is beating at this moment. They’re all gifts of God because God is generous. And He wants you and me to learn generosity.

It’s a tough thing that our son and daughter-in-law are trying to teach their daughter, our two-year-old granddaughter Selah. All that Selah can say right now is “mine.” But every parent wants their child to learn how to share. In the same way, God wants you and I to learn how to share. It doesn’t come naturally. But this Christmas season let’s put generosity into practice. Together, let’s explore more of how God has been generous to us and why it means we are to continue that generosity with others.

GENEROSITY IN THE GIFT OF JESUS CHRIST

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At the heart of the Christmas story lies the ultimate act of generosity—the gift of Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This verse encapsulates the essence of Christmas, highlighting God’s selfless nature in giving his Son to bring salvation and eternal life to humanity.

The arrival of Jesus Christ as a humble baby in a manger signifies God’s willingness to enter the world in the most humble form, demonstrating His unconditional love and generosity toward mankind. It’s a reminder that God’s greatest gift wasn’t wrapped in fancy paper but swaddled in strips of cloth, revealing his desire to connect intimately with humanity.

Do you need to accept that gift of Jesus for yourself today? Find out how here.

GOD’S PROVISION AND CARE

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Throughout the Bible, instances of God’s generosity and provision are evident. Matthew 6:26 states, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” This verse reassures us of God’s constant care and provision for his creation, showcasing his generous nature in meeting our needs.

The Lord’s generosity toward us clearly expands far outside the Christmas season. He goes above and beyond the beautiful gift of Jesus and continues his attentive care in countless ways. He graciously provides what we need and many times blesses our hearts with extra things just to remind us of His love. May our eyes be opened to all the often overlooked gifts he kindly gives.

THE CALL TO GENEROSITY

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Furthermore, Christmas encourages us to embody the spirit of generosity. Acts 20:35 quotes Jesus, saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” This verse emphasizes the joy and blessings that come from giving selflessly to others. As we celebrate the birth of Christ, we’re called to emulate God’s generosity by sharing our blessings with those in need, thereby spreading love and hope within our communities.

The act of giving during Christmas symbolizes the essence of God’s generosity and prompts us to extend compassion, love, and resources to those who may be less fortunate. Whether through charitable acts, volunteering, or simply expressing kindness, we mirror God’s nature by showing generosity to others.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

How have you seen God’s generosity in your life? Tell us about it in the comments! And as we reflect on the greatest gift this Christmas season, may God’s generosity be mirrored in the way we give to others.

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