The Re-Gift

The Re-Gift

Have you ever received a gift you were sure was a re-gift? I know I have. Or better yet, have you ever been guilty of the infamous re-gift? I’m guessing, yes. I think we all have.

I recently was told a story about a guy who received a gift card to a store from a supposedly good friend. He was excited about the gift card and couldn’t wait to spend it. That excitement continued until it came time to check out, and was informed the card had less than a dollar on it. Can’t buy much with that. What a friend!

 As Christmas day draws nearer and nearer by the second, gifts are on everyone’s mind. And to a certain extent, they should be. Gifts are a central part of the Christmas celebration.

When you open your gifts this Christmas, there will be some you love and some you don’t. There will be some you hope come with a gift receipt, and there will be those you won’t be able to return. Those are the gifts that are in danger of becoming a re-gift. (Be careful how you open those. You’ll want to keep them as pristine as possible.)

With all of the chaos of gifts exchanging hands, there is a particular set of gifts that God gives that you won’t ever want to return. They are, however, acceptable re-gifts. Not that you wouldn’t have them anymore, but that you would wish your friends and family to have the same gift you received from God.

Here are the gifts God wants you to re-gift.

1. The gift of His son Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving. He is God’s ultimate gift to us, and He makes every other gift on this list possible.

Isaiah 9:6 says, “For to us a child is born, to us a SON IS GIVEN, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Jesus is the gift you must re-gift. Everyone needs him.

2. The gift of His grace.

Jesus is God’s unlimited and extremely costly gift card to us. Jesus paid the price so that we might receive God’s FREE and infinite grace.

Ephesians 2:8 says, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a GIFT FROM GOD.”

When you re-gift Jesus to others, you’re also giving them access to God’s grace. 

3. The gift of the Holy Spirit.

The wonderful thing about God’s gifts is that he doesn’t leave us to figure it out on our own. We would be terrible at it. He gives us His Holy Spirit to live in us and guide us as we walk with Jesus. He is our helper.

Acts 2:38 says, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive THE GIFT of the Holy Spirit.”

4. The gift of eternal life.

Every gift anyone has ever given you on Christmas has been temporary. They’ve all worn out or become garage sale fodder. But the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ never ends.

Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the GIFT OF GOD is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Talk it over:

  • Who are you sharing theses gifts with?

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One Reply to “The Re-Gift”

  1. I love this! “Jesus is the gift you must re-gift. Everyone needs him.” That’s an resounding YES!

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