Our friend Annie Heinrichs forwarded this to me and I asked permission to share it with you!
As I ponder those presents under the tree I like to think of them as gifts to us from God, our Heavenly Father.
The gift of life, eternal life, faith, hope, love, peace, joy, forgiveness, friends, homes, families, church family, retirement, heritage, traditions, learning/growth, health and restored health, work, sleep, our daily food - one could go on and on.
However, the greatest of the gifts is that He gave Himself in Jesus Christ because He loves us. This is worth celebrating with thankfulness!
May your Advent days leading into Christmas and the New Year be a time of contentment in Him.
Arthur and Annie Heinrichs