The Size of our Gift
28 Dec 2011
While reflecting on Christmas this year the size of the Gift we celebrate seemed to capture my attention. Have you considered the actual size of the Gift of Jesus? He is the heaviest gift we have ever received and yet He has the capacity to make all things light. He is the oldest gift we have been given yet He makes all thing new. He is the longest lasting gift we will ever know, and the full extent of His love is past our finding out.
Jesus is the source of real life; He is the well of living water. His example is our guide and His yoke our instruction and His mind is our model. He is the Son who created the sun, and the moon and every star. He is God incarnate the prince of Peace, Wonderful counselor, Mighty God.
I have noticed for most of my life I have diminished the Gift of Jesus. How have I done this? This is easily accomplished by lifting up myself and my interested above those of Jesus. Though Jesus is so gigantic that words cannot describe His magnitude, we can so easily diminish His size and importance in our everyday lives by the appalling process of heart reduction.
While most of us have signed on to be a slave [ doulos ] of King Jesus, we often slide in our pragmatic thinking to expecting our King to singularly serve our personal desires. Oh how we often muddle up the true dimensions of truth. In a vision many years ago an angel took in his hand a measuring line. He was seeking the true dimensions of a city.
Zechariah 2:4-5 (AMP)
4 And he said to the second angel, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited and dwell as villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and livestock in it.
5 For I, says the Lord, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and I will be the glory in the midst of her.
For our lives and for our Churches, God desires to be a wall of fire about them. He desires to be the glory in the midst of them. Perhaps His fire around us and His glory in our midst will persistently progress as we better understand and consistently acknowledge the true dimensions of our Gift.