CHRISTMAS… THE UNENDING GIFT 圣诞… 永无止尽的礼物

There was once a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. The day before Christmas, he had chided his little five-year-old daughter for wasting all of their expensive gold wrapping paper for her shoebox present under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned where she had money to buy any gift.

The next morning, the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the box to her father and said, “This is for you, Daddy!” As he opened the gift, the father was embarrassed when he found the shoebox empty. His anger flared. “Don’t you know, young lady,” he said harshly, “when you give someone a present, there’s supposed to be something inside the package!” His daughter girl looked at him, with tears rolling down her eyes. “Daddy, it’s not empty,” she said. “I blew kisses into it until it was all full.”

The father was crushed. He fell on his knees, put his arms around his little girl, and begged her to forgive him for his anger. An accident took the life of the child later the following year. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of his daughter who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from God. There is no more precious possession than that! On Christmas Day, God gave you His greatest gift: Jesus. He came that you may have a new life. Whatever you may be facing this Christmas, God wants to fill your heart with His unending love. That’s His eternal gift to you. Will you receive it?

曾经有一位父亲,他非常辛勤地工作,为的就是确保家人的三餐温饱。在圣诞前夕,他5岁大的女儿为了把她的礼物包装起来,竟然把家里昂贵的金色包装纸给用光了!他也因此责骂了他的女儿。同时,那位父亲也非常地担心并疑惑他女儿是如何得到足够的钱去购买任何礼物。

隔天早上,小女孩满怀兴奋地拿着那份礼物送给她爸爸并说:”爸爸,这是给你的!” 当父亲打开礼物时,发现盒子里竟然是空的,他顿时感到即尴尬又生气。他很严厉地斥责说:”女儿啊,你知不知道,当你送礼物给人时,里面得要有东西啊!” 女儿凝视着父亲,眼泪便缓缓地从眼眶流下,她回答说: “爸爸,盒子里面并不是空的, 是我用了很多很多的飞吻来把它给填满的。”

那父亲听了之后觉得内疚极了。他立即跪下来,把小女儿紧紧地抱在怀里,并请求女儿原谅他无理的责骂。随后的一年,一场意外夺走了这小女孩的生命。这事以后,那位父亲一直保留着那小金盒在他床边,直至他的生命结束为止。每当他感到沮丧或面临任何困难时,他就会打开盒子,并拿出一个“亲吻”,回忆着他女儿对他满满的爱。

然而在现实当中,我们每个人都被赐予了一个装满了由上帝而来的无私慈爱和亲吻的无形金盒子。没有任何东西比这更宝贵了!在圣诞当天,上帝给了您祂最伟大的礼物: 耶稣。祂来,是让您拥有更美好的新生命。在这圣诞里,无论您面临着什么,上帝要把祂那无私的爱充满您的心。那是祂要给您的永恒礼物。而您会去接受吗?

Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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