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God's gift box

There's more inside than love-sweet-love

The digital camera isn't quite what you had in mind. The shirt is too big. Even the ribbon-dressed Lexus on the snowy driveway isn't the right color. Among the gifts God offers us is a Christmas present that's quite different — choice.

We can say "yes" to Immanuel, "God with us." We can say "no." Mostly we're unsure about unwrapping the package, uncertain what it will mean.

Jesus didn't advise us to "remain" like little children but to "become" little children.


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