“I want you to realize that God has been made rich because we who are Christ’s have been given to him.” Ephesians 1:18 from The Living Bible Paraphrased
One by one each of our sons made us richer. Jon presented us with his beautiful Bride, Sarah, one Saturday in November as the snow softly fell from the sky. Jim presented his beautiful Bride, Heather, one sunny, summer day in August. Joel presented his beautiful Bride, Adreza, on his birthday in December. These Brides were valuable gifts to my husband and me. They enriched our lives and our family.
Christmas is the story of the Creator who left His home in Heaven and journeyed to His creation, Earth, to seek His Bride. He wooed her, purchased her with His life, and gave her as His gift to His Father in Heaven. His Father rejoiced because this Beloved Bride made Him richer. This all wise Father considered His relationships His wealth.
Father, remind me again and again that my real wealth is the people in my life, not my money or what I possess. Thank you for the love of family and friends. What a wonder it is to realize that each of your children, including me, is a gift to you. I am grateful for the price Jesus paid to make me your daughter. I feel valuable and precious, and I love You.