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Mahaffey: A gift for Jesus Christ

kalantri on Articles - “The Christmas scene is so varied: frustrated fathers poring over directions written in failed English while trying to assemble toys packaged by someone who miscounted the nuts and bolts; bleary-eyed, bone-weary mothers desperately sewing after hours to finish a dress; a child neglecting an expensive gift in favor of something surprisingly simple; elegant, carefully applied wrappings being torn quickly apart as if they were an obstacle instead of part of the gift . . .” — Neal A. Maxwell

But are there gifts for our savior Jesus Christ, in whose memory all other Christmas gifts are supposed to be given? The Savior had little interest in the materials of the world in his time. In Matthew 8:20, He tells us: “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” Indeed, when He was born, “there was no room at the inn.”

We know very little about the Savior’s life for the first 30 years. But we know a great deal about the last three years of his ministry. What gifts did He give? He raised the dead; He gave sight to the blind; He cured the palsy; He gave hope to the adulteress and He fed the hungry. His last great gift for all humankind was his gift of the resurrection and the forgiveness of our sins, if we but repent and accept Him as our Savior.

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