The first Christmas was My Father’s gift of love to the world, but it was also His gift to you personally.

For those who saw it firsthand—the star, the choir of angels, the baby in the manger—it was an unexpected and overwhelming spiritual experience. For the blessed few who recognized that baby as their Messiah, it was a dream come true.

For them and the many millions since who have likewise believed in Me as the Son of God, it has been the door to eternal life. And it’s the same today. If you celebrate Christmas in spirit and in truth, the same wonder, the same promise, and the same unspeakable joy can be yours.

But Christmas doesn’t end with this gift from My Father’s heart to yours. It’s also a gift exchange. It’s a special time for you as you reflect on My love and relive the wonder of the first Christmas, and you take time to worship and thank and praise Me for all I’ve done for you. So if you’re wondering what gift to give Me this Christmas, let’s make this Christmas special by sharing the best of all gifts—love.