Five Minute Friday: Gift

He is the Ultimate Giver, this Father of ours. Think John 3:16. He so loved the world that He give His only begotten Son. The Son in Whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

Romans 8:32 encourages us by the reminder that He did not withhold His own Son but give Him up for us, and if He has already made the ultimate sacrifice, what else will He not freely give us. No gift too big after the Ultimate Gift.

He gives us gifts daily. Psalm 68:19 reminds us that He daily loads us with benefits. Think of a front end loader full of gifts. That only approximates what He gives.

Some gifts are easily recognizable: like the breath in our lungs (which we too often take for granted), or unexpected finances, the love of family and friends. Even the heart shaped leaf I found as I walked this morning.


Thing is though, all of His gifts are not easily recognized. Coming in the form of tribulation, trials, hard times. But these are also gifts because of what He uses them to accomplish in our lives.

Romans 5 v3-4

Joining Kate Motaung and a group of courageous writers for Five Minute Friday. The prompt is “Blue.” To learn more about Five Minute Friday (and perhaps join us?) click here.

9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Gift

  1. Yes, the most important is the gift of salvation through Jesus. It is easy to miss some gifts, isn’t it? We can be so busy that miss the little things like the leaf you found. And you are right that the tribulations can also be gifts ” because of what He uses them to accomplish in our lives.” I’m your neighbor at #FMF. Blessings to you!

  2. Really enjoyed this post and as I was marveling at the heart-shaped leaf you discovered… I heard a still small voice ask “but did you see the hole?” And that’s when I noticed that even though the heart had a hole in it, the hole could not detract from the beauty of the whole. And I think THAT is the lesson that God has been trying to teach me in ministry… to love others, and see their whole beauty even when there displaying an obvious “hole”. WHOA! So glad I stopped by… this was my gift today!!!

    1. Oops, got so excited and was typing so fast that I meant to say “when they’re displaying an obvious hole”. Well perhaps my mistake proves the point even more!!

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