Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Wishlists

A friend of mine recently sent me an outline on a Christmas series he had titled "Wishlist." His series got me thinking about 'copyright infringement' (in other words I thought it would be a great idea to steal the title) and so I developed a message of the same title which borrowed the idea that God has a wishlist too. In this season when we all get creative about wishlists, we might do well to remember that God has one too, but even He doesn't always get what He wishes for. For instance, we know that He wishes that "none should perish" (2 Peter 3: 9) yet people are dying daily sans a personal relationship with Him.


So over the next day or so I'll be sharing with you about a few things on God's wishlist so we can find out if you are interested in giving Him a gift for Christmas. Actually, that would be a great place to start. Suppose you could give God a gift for Christmas, what would you give Him? You might be inclined to ask, "What do you give to the One who not only has everything, but who made everything?" Well, how about a Wii? A Sony Playstation 3? Vibrating massage chair? No? Well, what about belly-button-lint (the 'traditional' gift for one who has everything)? I guess my list just doesn't cut it. What if we knew what was on God's wishlist, what would we do with that knowledge?

In the Bible we're told the story of "wise men" from the East who came to find Jesus, bearing gifts. Now before you rush out to your friendly neighborhood Walmart looking for Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh so that you can give an appropriate gift to God this Christmas, let me assure you that, while we know that the wise men brought these gifts, they aren't the gifts that are on God's wishlist. What else did they bring you wonder? Join me tomorrow and we'll explore the answer to that question in earnest. I 'wish' that you have a fulfilling day!

5 comments:

Hope said...

Silver and gold (or frankinsense and myrhh), I do not have but what I have I give Him - love from my heart, my soul, my mind and my strength.

Joseph said...

Now those are gifts worthy of a King!!!

Hope Clark said...

Ok now, fess up. Who's posting as me? Or is there another Hope out there?

Joseph said...

Hopeful,

I'm sorry to be the one to break the news to you, but you don't have a monopoly on the name. In my blogroll you'll find Unveiling Hope. I think you would enjoy her blog. Yes, it's true. I have two Hopes on my blog. Any more Hope's care to join in?

Hope Clark said...

Fantastic!! We need more Hopes. :)