Gifts from the Heart

Advent candle

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.”—Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

TODAY, THE FIRST Sunday of Advent, reflect on this verse and the beautiful truth that the love you give to others is a gift to Jesus. This time of year so much effort is spent on looking for the right gifts, yet in our hearts, we know the best presents of the season are those that can’t be wrapped or placed under the Christmas tree.

Today's Prayer:

Heavenly Father, guide me to offer kindness, support, forgiveness and strength—help me generously give the gifts of the Spirit.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts