God sent His Son into the world to redeem it from its sinful ways. All of us have sinned, but we all have the opportunity to accept the gift of redemption through Jesus Christ. Beginning with the birth of baby Jesus and following through His ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection, God presents us with the perfect gift. Our first step needs to be receiving His gift. It is through receiving the gift of Salvation that we can be set free from sin, that we can experience God's love as He intended and be prepared to love others. We can give gifts, but to truly give the gift of love, we need to first receive God's love and forgiveness!
To give the gifts of peace and love, we must first receive God's greatest gift - redemption through His Son!
Thank You for loving me so much that You sent Your Son to live on earth and to die as a sacrifice for my sin. Help me to follow You, to receive Your love and salvation, and to share Your love with others. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.