Friday, March 30, 2012

Numerous Gifts


On Fridays, I enjoy the challenge of writing for 5 minutes on a topic chosen by Lisa-Jo of The Gypsy Mama blog. I always write about the word before reading Lisa-Jo's post, or any of the links.  I find it so interesting how many different viewpoints there are on any given word.  God, of course, is so creative and He made His children the same way!


GIFT

When I think of the word gift, I think of it in two ways.  First, gift as a talent.  The story of the talents in the New Testament talks about a lazy servant who instead of using his talent, hides it.  Oh, may I not be like him!  His punishment was that his gift was taken away and given to one who had used his own talents in a mighty way.

The other way I think of a gift is in relation to Ann Voskamp's "One Thousand Gifts."  In other words, thanking God for the gifts He has given me.  First and foremost, of course, the wonderful gift of redemption.  A gift I didn't earn in any way, shape or form.  A gift for which I am totally unworthy.

And then there are the numerous gifts God has showered on me besides salvation - gifts of family, friends, love and acceptance.  Gifts of purpose and a calling.

I don't forget the little gifts -the gifts that make life enjoyable - color and sunshine, flowers and beauty, food and fragrance and touch. I could go on and on but I must ...

STOP



If you'd like to read other thoughts on "Gift," link up at Lisa-Jo's blog, The Gypsy Mama.

5 comments:

Alecia said...

I too have enjoyed reading through the different posts, everyone has a different take on the word gift. It's truly amazing to see how differently God made each of us.

Mrs.B said...

Love this post, you covered so much in so little time and space. You have a thankful heart.

Shanda said...

Yes, Gifts can mean a lot of different things. that is why I love prompts. Enjoyed your post.

Deedee said...

I loved this :-) You covered just about every meaning of the word, and so well in such a short time.

joan said...

Love your thoughts on the word gift. You defined it so very well my friend. I am grateful that we have been connected, Jerri. Wonderful blessings to you...