Have you ever received a gift you didn’t want for Christmas? Your expectations are high until you take off the wrapping, and your excitement turns to disappointment. Instead of the gift that you had been hoping for, you find a brightly colored necktie, some hand-knitted leg warmers or a Chia pet. Sometimes gifts are useful but unwanted, and we secretly hope to find a Christmas return receipt attached. No wonder the day after Christmas is one of the busiest shopping days of the year!
On that first Christmas, Jesus received gifts that were useful but not very exciting for a baby. Instead of fun toys and cute clothes, he received a box of rocks, a vial of tree sap and some embalming material. Find out the significance of these gifts, and ultimately discover how Jesus himself is the gift that everyone needs, though not the gift that everyone wanted.