ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Preparing My Gift for Christ

Updated on December 11, 2012

This is the season of gifts and giving. We stack boxes of goodies under Christmas trees and enjoy the company of family, friends and relatives. And then, in all excited movement, preparation and lining up to the stores, a faint voice reminds us the true meaning of Christmas. This voice does not compete with all the loudness and madness out there. It waits for the listener to shut them all out, and decisively choose to listen to this still small voice that emphatically repeats that sounding joy, that lingering echo pointing to the Reason for all season, most especially this holiday.


But there is a hum with this voice that is fainter, still. That ahem with a little raised eyebrow is this:


Whose occasion is this? With all the gifts that you get and give, where are his?

There is a worldwide consensus that we celebrate the virgin birth of the King in the month of December. Since this is His birthday celebration, then we, His loyal subjects, should be offering Him gifts.


What kind of gifts befits a King?

The Magi showed us how: They opened their treasures.


On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. (Matthew 2:11 NIV)


These Magi were truly wise. They inconvenienced themselves and traveled long distances to honor the birth of the Promised King.


What they did is worth emulating. We don’t just open our wallets; we open our bank accounts. And it’s not even in the measure of amounts, but the measure of our hearts.


In this season of blissful giving when it’s so easy to share, and surprises abound for both giver and receiver, let us not forget our gifts to the King. And may this gift top any single gift to any individual; truly, a gift that befits the King of kings.


I choose to clothe myself with this repeated sounding joy, an eternal bliss coming from a heart of gratitude. In all the things that God has done, is doing, and will do for me, my most outstanding gift is nothing in comparison. But it’s the least that I can do.


One day, this faint hum will be the loudest music of all, as we stand before the King face to face, giving the gift of ourselves before Him who gave Himself first for us. What a day that will be!


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • cr0cus profile imageAUTHOR

      cr0cus 

      5 years ago from The Philippines

      @pstraubie48: Thanks, too.

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Living in a way that reflects His love is an awesome way to honor Him. Thank you for reminding us to honor Him above all others....thank you for sharing this...

      Sending Angels to you and yours... :) ps

    • cr0cus profile imageAUTHOR

      cr0cus 

      5 years ago from The Philippines

      @teacherjoe52: Thank you. More power!

    • teacherjoe52 profile image

      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good afternoon cr0cus.

      Yes giving is a year long joy for Christians,

      God bless you.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)