He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. (Roy L. Smith, author)

It’s just one week until the biggest holiday of the year. It’s not just children who are hoping for a really great gift under the tree on the 25th. If we’re putting our hopes into temporal gifts, we’re missing the point of Christmas. It’s a celebration of God’s great gift that can transform our lives and give us a spirit of joy and peace year-round.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights (James 1:17). The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).