The Perfect Gift
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
So, my very dear friends, don’t get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.
— James 1:16-18 (msg)
I would define the perfect gift with three E’s: expensive, extravagant, and everything I’ve always wanted.
It’s hard to imagine that Jesus would allow us to dream up the perfect gift without intending to fulfill it. He created us as perfect beings. His plan was to have perfect communion with us and with nature.
But after that stupid apple, everything we have tasted doesn’t taste so perfect. You and I both know how to dream of the perfect-ten body, job/career, family/spouse, etc. I believe that if Jesus gave us the ability to dream about perfection ...
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