Christmas and Valentine’s Day gift-giving focuses on exchanges between friends and relatives. The quiet time between these two holidays provides an opportunity to reflect on other kinds of gifts. We can appreciate the gifts our Lord gives us, such as the sacrifice of His life, His death, and His resurrection, as well as His gifts of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.
In addition, we can thank God that He created us with unique gifts, talents, and abilities. We pray that He will enable us to use them to His glory!
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies — in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:10-11a).
Learn more about what Scripture tells us concerning gifts by reading the LWML devotion, "Maybe Your Gift Is..." May your God-given gifts be a blessing to many in 2021 and beyond!.