Boxes, gift wrap, and ribbons are apparently endlessly entertaining to toddlers. Who needs gifts? We should just wrap boxes for young children and let them play!
We adults are amused by this, because we know the difference between a gift and its packaging.
Or do we?
My December to-do list is dominated by the wrappings of Christmas: decorating, shopping, Christmas cards, baking, and wrapping. I love doing it all, for I truly want to joyfully, energetically and memorably celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with my family and friends.
But if I’m not careful, I am just like a toddler playing with the wrapping paper while ignoring the Gift.
Are you enjoying the Gift of Jesus this Christmas season, or are you a little distracted by all the pretty wrapping paper?