For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
O. Henry’s short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” tells of a young couple who lacked money to buy each other a Christmas gift. The young wife sold her beautiful hair to a hairdresser to buy her husband a platinum chain for his pocket watch. But the husband had sold his watch to buy a beautiful comb for his wife’s long hair. The moral? Giving is the purest expression of love.
February—the “month of love”—is the perfect month to realize that God loved us so much that He gave His only Son so that all who receive His gift would receive eternal life. God’s gift of Jesus Christ is not the only gift He has given. Creation itself is evidence of God’s giving heart (Psalm 19:1-6; Romans 1:20). Every ray of sunshine, every breath we take, every good and perfect gift we have comes from our loving God (James 1:17).
Purpose to be like God this month by showing love through giving. Even the smallest unexpected gift is a beautiful way to say, “I love you.”
God does not give us power to imitate Him: He gives us His very self. Oswald Chambers