The Most Desired Gift

The Most Desired Gift

What do you think the most desired gift is? At the very centre of the human heart is a deep seated desire. A desire that every person craves, a need that every individual has.

What is this deepest and strongest of human desires? It is the desire for love.

The Apostle Paul put it this way:

“No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I am bankrupt without love”. (from the message translation)

We live in a world where many people work very hard to achieve material wealth, often motivated by a desire to provide good things for the people they care deeply about.

I have meet many men who work incredibly long hours to succeed so they can provide a better life for their wife and children, so they can afford to give them generous gifts and a comfortable lifestyle, only to find that their wife and children feel incredibly unloved.

Why is this? How does this happen?

This happens because that deep desire for love that we all have is not about a desire to be given things, it is about a desire for a loving relationship. We are relational beings we were created to be in relationships with others.

It is relationships, not achievements or the acquisition of things, that matters most in life.

So what is that most desired of all gifts that you can give to someone?

The gift most desired from you, by those closest to you, is your time, your focused attention.

The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate… it is you

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