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Who are the Gift Givers?

Who are the gift givers? Find out the answer to this question below! Pastor Alan Koslow from Algonac Baptist Church gives an insightful biblical explanation to this question.

Hello, my name is Alan Kozlow, pastor at Algonac Baptist Church. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

If you have been up to the boardwalk in town lately, you may have seen the Nativity display. Perhaps you have noticed the questions offered for you to consider. I’ll take the question:

“Who are the gift givers?"

And offer a response based upon the biblical account of Christmas.

For those of us who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ, Christmas is a time to focus on His birth. Many people are going to miss Christmas because they don’t know what it’s about. The birth of Jesus, and what that represents is God’s gift to mankind. That is the ultimate gift.

God has also used humans to be “gift givers”. Those who take God’s ultimate gift and give it to others. Luke 2:7 says:

Mary brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The person in this accurate biblical account who missed his chance at receiving the gift was the innkeeper. He was unable to take in Joseph and Mary because he had no room for them. Apparently, he was indifferent to their problem. There is no indication from Scripture that he tried to help them. You’d think he knew someone who could help.

But what about today? We recall that God uses people to be His “gift givers”. Who are the gift givers today?

An obvious answer is the pastors in our community. They prepare and deliver messages about God’s gift to mankind. I would like to suggest there are more “gift givers” right here in our community. When a Christian says “Merry Christmas” they are offering a greeting with God’s gift attached. You have been offered God’s gift from another “gift giver”. Some of the churches have children’s Christmas programs. At which the children offer God’s gift of grace to those in attendance. The children will be the “gift givers”.

Those who are faithful at offering God’s gift are abundant everywhere in our community.

People may miss Christmas due to preoccupation and indifference.

Please don’t miss the opportunity afforded you to receive God’s gift from His “gift givers”.

Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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