If you’ve ever recieved a bad gift

Gifts abound!

The holiday season often equates to a gift-giving frenzy.  We like recieving gifts from family, friends, church family, coworkers and neighbors.  Until we don’t.  If you’ve ever recieved what some might call a bad gift, you know what I’m talking about.  It’s Christmas; so, we don’t want to be rude.

That’s why I’ve compiled the top 10 things to say when we receive a not-so-good gift:

10: Oh, that’s unique.

9: I’ve never been on the naughty list before.

8: Where did you ever find one of these?

7: No, I’m pretty sure I don’t have one of those.

6: It is better to give than to receive.

5: And to think you thought of me when you saw this?

4: I will never forget you for this.

3. Shouldn’t have.  You really shouldn’t have.

2: I haven’t felt like this since Grandmas got run over by a reindeer.

1: I know exactly where this is going!


Of course, God gives gifts as well.  God has given us salvation.  God has given us the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit gifts us, too.  These gifts of God are all that we need to be faithful and live in peace.  Unfortunately, we’re not always impressed.  “Thank you, God, for salvation,” we say, “but what I really needed was a new car.  Or at least a car payment.”  Again, “Thank you for my family and home, God, but let me tell you what I would do if you let them start drilling my way.”

God is going to keep giving.  It’s up to you and I to recieve those gifts and use them so that God’s will would be done in our lives and in the world around us.

Stay blessed…john


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