Soiree Secret #1: Open the Invitation
The Gift I Most Want to Share
Years ago, I received a gift;
I clearly remember the day.
It’s something I hold very close
But would gladly give away!
The gift came from my Father;
He delivered it through His Son.
Its value is indescribable!
No gift can match it! Not one!
I regret that I’ve not shared sooner –
That I have yet to give it to you.
I fear that I have been stingy,
Passing it on to just a few.
But this year must be different!
This year I want you to hear
You and I share the same Father,
And He holds you very dear!
He made you with a special purpose;
No one else can fill your shoes.
He shares His design for you freely;
No need to pay penance or dues.
Just listen – that’s all He is asking –
With open ears, heart, and hands.
God wants to live with and through you,
And He created a perfect plan.
He sent His Son to dwell with us
And to teach us His life-giving way.
Then His Son went to the cross for us;
On Him the world’s sins were laid.
Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice;
He died on the cross for our sin.
But death did not hold him down long;
Jesus had the ultimate win!
And He grants that victory to us!
We simply open our hands to receive.
“Yes, Lord, I want Your gift of True Life;
In You I do believe!”
That’s how you obtain His gift, my friend,
The one I’ve so wanted to share!
I pass it on to you this day,
Wrapped in love and heartfelt prayer.
— LR. Maynard © December 2019