“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 ‭NIV‬‬

The Season is upon us now, the time for gifts and giving, and as the year draws to its end, I think about my living – A Baby Just Like You, John Denver and the Muppets

I’ve been taking a break for a few days as a cold has had me down. But I’m on the mend now, and I’ve been thinking all day that I should blog.

So I sat down and opened my Bible app, and looked at the verse of the day – and it just happened to be that one above, from James. Which happens to be one of my favourite verses.

Every good thing – every beautiful sunset, every joke shared with a friend, every breath my dog is taking while curled up against my legs as I write, every meal, every moment – every good thing, is a gift from God.

As the Day of Christmas grows closer, and the advertisements and pressures around finding the right gifts mount – I’m savoring this reminder of simple gifts. I’m grateful to remember that there are just so many things for which I ought to say Thank You, Father of the heavenly lights.

And as I think about all these little gifts, I remember the biggest gift – the baby born in Bethlehem, who came to be our Saviour.

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You, Lord.