Just suppose for a minute that you had a very close friend that gave you a very special and costly gift for Christmas. They may have even had to make some sacrifices to be able to give you such a special present. But you never open the gift.
It just sits on the shelf waiting to be opened. Days pass and years pass but it doesn’t get opened. Oh yes, sometimes you glance at it and wonder about it but never unwrap it to see how special it really is. You can imagine how disappointed your friend must be, after all, they made a big sacrifice in order to give you such a special present.
I believe Jesus feels the same way when we don’t accept the gift he offers us of eternal life. You see, he made the ultimate sacrifice of his life in order to give us eternal life. All we have to do is unwrap the gift and accept him into our life.
“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.” John 3:16
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
If you haven’t accepted Jesus into your life, won’t you unwrap his gift today!