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The Greatest Gift

Traffic was horrible tonight, the road was filled with shoppers looking for their last Christmas present. This is the first year I can remember all of our Christmas shopping was finished a week ahead of schedule. Yes, we did buy presents, and a lot of them. We have 8 grandchildren, and it's our job to spoil them, and we take our job serious.

I'm glad we weren't out competing with the crowds in the department stores tonight. When you get older, you can't see as well at night. I never thought it would happen to me but it did... night blindness... the cure? Stay at home!

We ventured out of our house tonight because we were hungry, we found a new restaurant on a side street that has great food, and we can usually walk straight in and sit down. I won't mention the name on here because I want it to stay that way. We had a delicious meal, I had grouper and Teresa had salmon, both were seasoned to perfection, and the bake potatoes were out of this world.

We've been married 37 years and I still enjoy spending time with Teresa, I would choose her company over anyone. We paid for the meal, told our waitress goodbye, and loaded up in the truck and headed home. On the way home I looked at Teresa and said, I wish you knew just how great I think you are and how much I love you, without a pause she said, why don't I? (As we passed a jewelry store). That is a legitimate question if we love people, do they know it? If not, why not? If I have learned any lesson in 2020 that I need to carry with me the rest of my life, I need to make sure my family and friends are aware, without question, how much they mean to me.

According to the scripture the greatest gift I can give is love. The kind of love that is patient, kind, and forgiving. Are you having a difficult time trying to find the perfect gift? Give love, you can't go wrong.

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Pastor Ken Smith

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