READ: James 1:18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.
Black Friday - the day that everyone goes shopping for Christmas to find that perfect gift at the greatest bargain. While we enter the holiday shopping time of the year - trying to find the ones that we love the 'best gift' that they will treasure. I wanted to remind you that YOU are God's treasure. James tells us that you are God's "prized possession". That makes you pretty important to God Himself!!!!
I had a prized possession as a child. It was a green monkey. I asked my parents for a monkey for Christmas and the story goes that they looked ALL over and all they could find was a green one. Running out of time to find a brown one - they purchased the green one and hoped for the best. Little did they know how much I would love that monkey. I took it everywhere with me and even shared my gum with him.
While you are searching for that best gift for someone this season, remind yourself that you are God's prize - He loves you!!! As a matter of fact - He loves you so much that He gave His own Son's life so you could be with Him forever someday!
Dear God - thank you for loving me so much that you gave Your Son to die for me. He paid the price for my sins so I can be forgiven and spend eternity with You. Help me to treasure that great love that you have for me. I love you too Jesus!