Struggling to find the best gift (Luke 24)

38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Luke 24:38

It happens every Christmas season, not just once but many times.  You ask, what happens?  There are countless people who wait until the last minute to buy that special person a perfect gift.  I have heard stories of people who literally both grabbed the same gift at the same time and even argued over who saw the gift first.

As you get up this morning, I want to remind you of this truth:  God did not struggle to find the best gift for humanity when Jesus came 2000 years ago.  God tells us in His Word that before He created the world, He planned to send Jesus (Ephesians 1:4).

So for all eternity, God knew, Jesus is the best gift of all time for everyone in the world.

In Luke 24, we read the story of two disciples who were discouraged because they had seen the crucifixion of Jesus and it had been three days since Jesus death (Luke 24:31).  They had hoped that He would have arisen from the dead.  But as of yet they had not seen Him.  On that appointed day, Jesus came to them and began to teach them about Himself.

When their eyes were opened to the truth, they recognized Jesus (Luke 24:31).  It was in that moment that everything changed for them (Luke 24:32).  They began to go everywhere and tell people, Jesus is risen from the dead!!!

These two disciples no longer struggled with purpose or with the perfect gift.  They had Jesus!!!  If you are struggling with life today, Jesus came to be your liberator.  If you are struggling with sin, Jesus came so you could repent and be forgiven.  If you are in bondage, Jesus came to break the power of sin.

Christmas reminds me, I no longer have to struggle.  I have the perfect gift!!!

For my family to your family, Merry Christmas!!!  May the gift of Jesus keep on giving for all eternity.  

One Response to “Struggling to find the best gift (Luke 24)”

  1. Donald Mapp Says:

    Merry Christmas pastor

    On Tue, Dec 24, 2019, 11:13 PM Continuing the Work wrote:

    > keithjoseph posted: “38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and > why do doubts arise in your hearts? Luke 24:38 It happens every Christmas > season, not just once but many times. You ask, what happens? There are > countless people who wait until the last minute to buy t” >

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