All of the hustle and bustle is over and Christmas is now behind us. The gifts have been exchanged, the air filled with joy and laughter amid the sounds of oh’s and ah’s of delight and surprise. Dinner was served and our tummies were filled with the deliciousness that was prepared for the festivities. The discarded wrapping paper and boxes are now an afterthought as their remains overflow around the trash can. Naps that beckoned our unconscious minds as we cleaned up the last remnants of our celebration were absolutely luxurious. And we remember. We remember the joy. We remember the laughter. We remember the love. John 1:16-17 NLT “From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.” The joy we experienced this Christmas is only a small part of the abundance of blessings found in Jesus Christ. God’s love for us is so full of hope for us, that He sent us His own Son to be our salvation. God’s unfailing love and faithfulness come to us through Jesus and because of Jesus. Jesus is God’s gift to us. The most amazing and abundant gift we will ever receive is Jesus Christ. As we look back over our Christmas celebration, remember to thank God for His gift to us, Jesus.