This is the big news question of today. Have you ever noticed how small children will play as much with the boxes as with the gifts? The boxes advertise, give instructions about, protect and house the gift. They come with the gift, enhance the gift, and are like a gift.
The ultimate gift is Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 9:15). What are the boxes that Jesus comes in? Grace, mercy, peace, faith, hope and love. Each of these boxes reminds us of the gift of Christ, and enhance our life. Amazing grace to fill our day. Mercy to give us a second chance. Peace to calm our souls. Faith to carry on. Hope to look forward to. And love to sustain us. They all come with the gift of Christ in your life. And you get to keep the boxes.
The writer is minister at Myrtle Beach Church of Christ.