When you were a child did you look forward to gift occasions such as your birthday and Christmas with eager anticipation of what you would receive? As you mature into adulthood you become able to acquire the things you need by yourself.
If you don’t get something you want as a gift you can get it on your own. Does this diminish your interest in these special occasions? Yet there are some gifts that you cannot get on your own. Things of enduring spiritual value such as peace and hope can only come from me. I want you to value these things so that you will receive them from me with the same joy as a child receiving a gift.