Unwrap The Gift


 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” Ephesians 2:8-9

Have you ever been given a gift by someone you hold in high esteem; a gift all wrapped up pretty? I bet you were filled with so much joy so much so that you just couldn’t wait to unwrap it. You’ll agree with me that grinning from ear to ear as you stare at the well wrapped gift won’t do. You’ll have to unwrap it to make the most out of the gift.

The apostle Paul, writing to the church in Ephesus, says of Salvation, “…it is the gift of God…” Seeing as Salvation is a gift, and the giver is the Almighty God, the Most High and creator of heaven and earth, you will agree with me that the gift of Salvation is one worth unwrapping.

So, what is there to unwrap?

The word “Salvation” as used in the Bible carries the idea of being rescued, delivered or brought to the point of safety, not just of our souls, but of our health, finances, relationships… You name it. Salvation is a gargantuan gift well wrapped by God and given to you and I; a gift that God expects us to unwrap so that we may fully enjoy it, and one sure way to unwrap this gift is by spending quality time with the Giver (God), not as visitors but, as dwellers  (see Psalm 91). 

True, Salvation has been gifted to everyone, but a gift isn’t a gift if it is forced on anyone. I said that to say that we can either accept the gift of Salvation or reject it. If you’ve accepted it, I celebrate with you as we unwrap the gift together, but if you are yet to accept this gift and will like to, you can do that now by accepting Jesus, the author of eternal Salvation (see Hebrew 5:8-9), into your life as your Lord and Saviour. Join me in saying:

Heavenly Father, I thank you for this well wrapped gift of Salvation You have given me. I believe that this gift has been made possible by the death and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I therefore accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. As I dwell in Your secret place, father, I pray that You teach me how to enjoy the many benefits of the gift of Salvation, in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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