This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is on the word gift.

I must say this is the least pre-calculated FMF I’ve ever written. I hope it makes sense, ya’ll…   😉

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Gift

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I’ve always heard that old adage, “it’s the gift that keeps on giving.”

Yes, but what does that really mean?

The free yearly gym membership? The laundry detergent discount that allowed me to stock up for 15 months? That cooking class that taught me enough to keep my husband alive in the first few years of our marriage?

All great gifts…and all that truly do keep on giving.

Yet I think there is something more. A gift I enjoy unwrapping each and every morning as I climb out of bed and remember that there is such a thing as salvation and unconditional love…and the grace that comes with it all.

I think of that verse from Lamentations 3 – the one that I won’t look up because I’m truly dedicating every last minute of this five minutes to letting the words fly – but you know it: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed. His mercies never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness.”

He gifts me His faithfulness. He gifts me compassion. He gifts me with showers of love. He gifts me a basket full of new mercies each and everyday.

He gifts me grace.

Yes, grace is a gift. So perfectly wrapped… It’s that one under the tree that you keep shaking – ecstatic with anticipation. It just sounds like happiness in a box.

Surely you know what I mean?

As a young girl I could always tell the difference between the sound of socks from a box of Legos and I’ll leave it to your imagination as to which one made me giddy.

For me, grace is that box of Legos. The gift I probably never really deserved because I was quite ornery that year. The gift that I spent weeks waiting for, yet unwrapped so slowly and with such care because I just didn’t want that feeling to end.

Grace is that good and perfect gift.

…and we all know where those come from, don’t we?

Stop.

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Won’t you join me this week for Five Minute Friday over at Kate Motaung’s page?  We’d love to see you there!  Just familiarize yourself with this page first, no editing, and set your watch for five minutes.

 

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