The Perfect Gift

Is finding the “perfect gift” even possible? How often have you spent hours and hours navigating traffic, standing in long lines, surfing websites, and weeding through clearance racks trying to find it? Color, size, flash, style, and price all play a part in trying to determine how the gift will be received – will they love it or hate it?

Color, size, flash, style, and price all play a part in trying to determine how the gift will be received. But will they love it or hate it?

Who knows?

Unfortunately, because of the stress of it all, much gift-giving has been reduced to whatever is on sale or the ultimately non-personal gift card. Even the most expensive trinket comes with an element of doubt. 

Fact is, the “perfect gift” is an illusion; you’ll never find it in a store, no matter the cost. And the fact that you struggle each year to find that “perfect gift” is a sign: that there’s something just beyond our grasp – the real Perfect Gift.

Already Given

You see, the only “perfect gift” has already been given; all other gifts pale in comparison.

Jesus – the meaning of the season – was the Perfect Gift from God to man, making all other gifts mere reflections.

Seriously, what other gift can compare to the One that was delivered in Bethlehem?

He was given at the perfect time (Galatians 4:4);

He was wrapped like no other gift could ever be (Luke 2:12; Philippians 2:7);

He was exactly what everyone in all the world needs (Luke 2:11);

He was the greatest expression of love the world would ever see (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9).

There’s nothing you’re going to find at any mall or specialty store better than what was already given two thousand years ago.

Our search for the “perfect” gift is nothing more than a sign – that there’s always something better, something that can’t be purchased, something only grace can provide.

Have you received the Perfect Gift?