An Early Valentine's Gift

james1_17“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.”
-James 1:17

Happy Birthday! Merry Christmas! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Who doesn’t like to give or receive gifts? Especially when that gift is something that we really wanted or needed. All too often though, what was desired today is forgotten or discarded tomorrow. We can be like that. We can be so concerned about a problem that is the BIGGEST thing in our lives today, yet when the problem is solved, we might forget to say Thank You to the person who resolved it for us, even when that person is God.

In today’s scripture, we are reminded that ALL good things come from God, whether it’s that special gift from a loved one, the food on our table, the roof over our head, our jobs, our friends and family, as well as all the other people and things that bless our lives. God knows all our wants and needs, whether it’s the air we breathe or the sun giving us warmth.

He also doesn’t change. As the psalmist said “his steadfast love endures forever “ (Psalm 136). Even if we forget about Him, He is always thinking about, watching over and providing for us. He doesn’t change and He doesn’t ever forget about us.

In Christ,
Pastor Bill

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