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The Many Gifts of Christmas

We have just experienced a traditional time of gift giving. The giving
of gifts is as old as human community itself. The reasons that gifts are given have been many across the years. The Magi brought gifts to the babe in the manger, because they believed he was a king. It was customary to give gifts to a king to win royal favor or avoid royal wrath. Little did they know what sort of king they were visiting. Christmas is not just a day in the church calendar. It is a season that begins at midnight, that cusp through which we move from the Eve of the Feast of the Nativity into that celebration of God’s love being born in the flesh, which we call incarnation. Christmas lasts twelve days and culminates on January 6 on Epiphany, the day we remember the visit of the Magi

Jesus came into the world as the gift of God’s love, not to win human favor or escape human wrath. Nor was Jesus sent into the world because we humans somehow deserved such a great gift. Instead, God gave us this gift of love in the human form of Jesus, because it is the very nature of God to give gifts. This is as true for us today as it was for those in Jesus’ time.

We here at West End UMC are in the transition between our Advent/Christmas emphasis on God’s presence with us and our call to be present to other and into an emphasis on gifts during Epiphany. We as individuals and as a congregation have been gifted in many ways. Each of you is a gift to all the other members of our community of faith. Together we are a gift to our city, nation and world. We can only be gifts, however, because God has first gifted us.

May the season of Christmas be a time in which we remember the gift of God’s love to us and preparation for sharing our gifts with others.

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