THE PERFECT GIFT
Read 2 Corinthians 9: 6-16
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of the heavenly lights.
In 2014, one of the world’s most popular music groups
teamed up with one of the world’s largest computer companies to give a free copy of the band’s latest music to anyone
who was registered with the company’s music service. While
many people were delighted with this gift, others complained
that they were given something they did not ask for or want.
Complaints were so numerous that the company had to
devise a way for those who did not want this gift of music
to remove it from their computer devices. Essentially, this
allowed customers to give back the gift.
This caused me to reflect upon the many gifts and blessings God has given me. Do I appreciate and thank God for
the gifts I have received, or
am I upset because my gifts
are not ones I would have
chosen or wanted? Am
I envious of the gifts and
talents others have? Do I
feel my gifts are too small or
insignificant to use in God’s service? First Corinthians 12: 6
reminds me of the different kinds of gifts, service, and activities and that “in all of them and in everyone it is the same God
at work.” Most important, we can accept God’s greatest gift:
“eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6: 23).
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the many gifts you have
given us, especially the gift of eternal life through your son,
Mark Karpinski (North Carolina)
Prayer Focus: GRATITUDE FOR UNEXPECTED GIFTS
Thought for the Day
The gifts God has given
me are priceless.