‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast.’  Ephesians 2:8-9



Our family has a tradition of getting together on Christmas Eve and exchanging white elephant gifts.

Some of the gifts can be pretty fun others dare I say pretty silly.

All of the gifts stacked together look so pretty, like any other gifts you would find under the Christmas tree.

But these gifts contain not just silly gifts but laughter and hours of family enjoyment as we see who gets what and what gets stolen.


God has given us the greatest gift of all.

It is not something we can put a price on and it is not something we can earn.  

This gift is free and can never be stolen from us.

This gift of grace is so mysterious that it will take a lifetime to even scratch the surface of the awesomeness of it.

Many people try to earn the gift by doing good works but if we could do that what was the point of God sending his Son to die for us?

Just like our innocent looking white elephant gifts that hold silly trinkets but hold much more for us as a family, God’s gift holds so much more than we will ever know this side of heaven.


Thank you God for sending your Son to die for me and for giving me this amazing thing called grace.

Stop me when I try to do something to earn it.  

My works will never be good enough but your grace will always be.


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