It was the ugliest thing.
I’m sure my grandmother meant well when she made the sweater.
But there was no way I’d wear it in front of my friends.
The garish pink and turquoise ribbons guaranteed that.
And there was lace…
Still, my mother wanted me to say thank you.
But she wouldn’t budge.
Something about “It’s the thought that counts…”
But I wasn’t truly thankful for the gift.
We just celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving.
And it got me thinking that we put so much stock in saying thank you,
even for the gifts we don’t really want.
Then something struck me.
The Bible says:
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)
God’s gifts are perfect.
He never gives us ugly sweaters.
Or Christmas socks when we want tech toys.
Or gift certificates for places we never go to.
Or items we will regift.
They are perfect.
(Even if we can’t see it).
And they are custom made, oneofakind gifts.
if I am to say “thank you” for gifts that aren’t perfect…
… … …you get it. 😉
Gobble, gobble to my Canadian comrades. 🙂
I’d love to hear about a really, horrible gift you received (the names of the guilty gifters can be withheld) or a gift that God has given you that may not have looked perfect but was. I love hearing from you. ❤