16 Dec An Amazing Gift
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:19-22
What is the best gift that you have ever received? I remember when I was in 7th grade and so excited about the Nintendo game system that I received for Christmas. There wasn’t anything special that I did to receive the gift, I just asked for it and unwrapped it and then spent the next couple of years enjoying it.
When Jesus departed this world He left His disciples with a gift that was unlike any other, Himself. He left each one of them with the Holy Spirit and the beauty is that for every person who puts their faith in Jesus He offers that same gift, the Holy Spirit.
Take a moment to thank Jesus for the Holy Spirit who lives in you. Thanks Jesus for the great gift that He has provided.
If You Have Children:
Ask them what was the greatest gift they have received or could receive in the future. Encourage them with the truth that God gives gifts too, and one of those gifts is the Holy Spirit.