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A GIFT BEYOND DESCRIPTION


A few years ago, on "Good Morning, America," Joan Lunden

featured some extraordinary gifts that a person might want to

include on their Christmas gift list.


One of them was a Jaguar automobile, the Jaguar 220. To

purchase one, you first go to your Jaguar dealer and put down your $80,000 deposit.


When it is delivered, you pay the balance of $507,000. The Jaguar 220 is a $587,000 automobile, and only 250 are made each year.

Lunden then mentioned that if you purchased the Jaguar, you might also want a car wax that promises to give it the ultimate shine. It retails for $3,400 for an 8-ounce can. I guess if you can afford a $587,000 automobile, why not spend $3,400 for car wax?


A third item she mentioned was a $300,000 gold and silver toilet seat inlaid with precious stones. Of course, there were cheaper gifts for those who have everything: an $18,000 frisbee, a $10,000 yoyo, a $12,000 mousetrap, and even a $27,000 pair of sunglasses.


And for the proud grandparent who is wondering what to buy the new grandbaby, how about a $28,000 pacifier?


Such gifts stagger our imagination, but they are not indescribable. Only God can give gifts beyond description. His greatest gift was His Son. The preciousness of that gift testifies to how precious we are to Him.


(From a sermon by Dave McFadden, A Golden Lampstand, 6/8/2010)

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