When I was a little girl at one of my birthday parties, I can remember crying as my family sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me. I don’t remember the presents I received or the cake we ate, but I remember them singing to me. I’m not sure why I cried exactly, but I know I was overcome with emotion. I had a loving family and I was their focus at that special time, my birthday.
It’s funny how we love to get presents. Perhaps it’s the fact that someone thought about us. They saw something that made them think about us and bought it because they thought we’d like it. They love us and they got us a gift. It just makes us feel good, wanted, and special.
That is the way it should be when we become Christians. Acts 2:38 says when we are baptized into Christ, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Have you ever thought about that Gift? That the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, is a gift?!
Gift is defined as a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.
Like all other gifts, it is freely given. God willingly gives us His Spirit without making us pay for it.
Just like He gives us Jesus without making us pay for Him.
Jesus and the Spirit are gifts.
How are we using God’s Gifts to us?