Faith Spilling Over… Into Everyday Life

The Most Important Gifts You Can Give


Every year I tell myself I’ll buy Christmas gifts early to avoid the last minute rush, and every year I find myself in the same place: out shopping the week before Christmas! Gift giving is one of my love languages. I take joy in planning and trying to find gifts that will please my family and friends.

gifts for Jesus picture

Last week I searched several stores to find the perfect warm-up suit for my husband, and after waiting in line 10 minutes at the cash register, my heart lurched when the salesperson said, “Our internet service is down. We can’t take your card.”

“How can this be happening?” I thought. Thirty minutes later I was relieved to be walking out of the store with my shopping bag.

We go to great pains to find the perfect gift and wrap it, but it’s easy during this busy season to forget the most important gifts of all, the ones that can’t be wrapped.

The wise men from the East took gifts to honor the baby King.

What gifts can I give to My Savior this Christmas?

  • A heart surrendered to Him and His plans for me, even when He brings interruptions I didn’t count on into my days.
  • My love shown through obedience.
  • My worship. Not just singing-in-church worship, but the everyday worship of offering my work up to Him.
  • A peaceful, joyful attitude as I serve my family home schooling, cooking, and cleaning.
  • Sharing His love with others through a phone call or a smile, opening my home to friends or taking a plate of cookies to a neighbor.
  • My thanks.

What can I give Him,

Poor as I am?

If I were a shepherd

I would bring a lamb,

If I were a wise man

I would do my part,

Yet what I can I give Him,

Give my heart.

(Christina Rossetti) 

Any thoughts? What gift would you like to bring to honor the King?


Author: betsydecruz

I want to enjoy the everyday life God is giving me as best I can, even when the road gets bumpy. I love having fun with my teenagers, learning almost anything, and drinking dark roast coffee with my friends.

4 thoughts on “The Most Important Gifts You Can Give

  1. wow! i like your post about this!
    you can also find ideas for your Christmas gifts for Him and for Her on my post.
    here’s the link :

    merry christmas!

    Deanna ( )

  2. i love that poem by Christina Rossetti…and Twyla Paris’s musical rendition of it.
    now you have me pondering…what do i have to give that would honor Him…? thanks for the food for consideration, Betsy. and Merry Christmas! ♥

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