In our world today, you rarely find a place where you can get something for nothing.
You have to pay some kind of price to get anything at all.
It may be money, it may be services, or it may be something else, but you have to give something in order to get something in return.
Often this is also true in our relationships, and it may be that we even do certain things in order to receive certain outcomes.
But there is one relationship that didn’t begin with us having to do something to get something.
God sent His Son, Jesus, to earth, not because we did anything to deserve it, but just because His love for His creation (us) was so great that He wanted to give us the opportunity to be saved.
And this incarnation, this Emmanuel, God with us, isn’t something that we could have gotten because of anything we did or could do.
It is simply a gift. And yet, it is a bigger gift than any other we could receive.
We don’t deserve redemption. We don’t deserve a God who would sacrifice His Son so we could have a relationship with God Himself.
But we get it anyway.
And I would say that is the best something for nothing ever.
I pray that you would receive this amazing Gift this Christmas. Spend time with your family and friends, but mostly, be grateful for this free gift of grace that you have been given.