Christmas is a Time for Receiving (12-25-11)

Christmas is a Time for Receiving  (12-25-11)

Pastor Paul tells us that today millions of gifts will be opened. What once were beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, have quickly transformed the room into a disaster zone with wrappings and bows scattered about as the contents of those packages were eagerly sought. There is joy in giving, and we, especially in the church, like to emphasize how “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” But I would like to suggest this morning that Christmas is really a time for receiving, and the “Spirit of Christmas” is not so much giving, but in receiving.