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Recall a Christmas when your entire life seemed to wait for one never-to-be-forgotten present. For me it was a tennis racket. My parents had great fun presenting it to me that Christmas morning. I remember it so vividly.

But the greatest Christmas gift—for everyone—is Christ himself. As a child longs for that one perfect gift, our deepest longings trace directly to what Christ can give us.

When we receive the most vivid Christmas gift of all—Christ in us—everything changes. Because He gives us forgiveness, purpose, and hope.

So let’s focus on the greatest gift—whose Birthday we now celebrate.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Merry Christmas to you each and every day, as we pursue the high calling of our daily work.

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end. (Luke 1:32-33)

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