Friday, February 3, 2012

Morning Coffee - The Gift Before Me

How ridiculous to grasp for future gifts when today’s is set before you!  Receive today’s gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly and delving into its depths.
Sarah Young
Jesus Calling

When we give a gift, we rarely just toss it in a plastic grocery bag and hand it over.  No, we most often carefully choose the gift and its wrapping with the intent to create a very special experience between us and our recipient. We want our friend to reach out and excitedly choose to open our gift.  We want them to carefully untie the ribbon and gently – without tearing – remove the paper or tissue, fully experiencing every moment with building anticipation.  After all, we chose this gift especially for them!

Let me do the same with God’s gift of today.  Choose it, savor it, and experience it – from beginning to end.  Enjoy the outer wrapping and the inner wrapping and the hand-picked treasure inside.  After all, He chose this gift especially for me!

I believe I’ll enjoy a second cup of coffee while I take in the gift He has set before me.