Sermon Illustrations

When we give good gifts, we think of Christmas. There is a lady that my Dad knows who literally spends well over $500 on her child (that is one child) for Christmas. She doesn’t make a lot of money. She is an hourly employee in a service industry job. Translation: She makes at best a little of minimum wage. Lots of debt. Lots of charge debt but she gives her kid an abundance of gifts. Let’s face we disconnect with this passage here because most of us have the ability whether through savings or through credit to give some pretty extravagant gifts to one another, especially our kids or grandkids. It is hard to imagine getting gifts from our heavenly Father better than what we can give to others or even give to ourselves.