I’m behind the curve so bear with me as I catch up with you on sharing something wonderful that my niece, Caitlin, has blessed me with. From the book, The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping The Full Love Story Of Christmas by Ann Voskamp. With Love, I share it with you.
He Is Coming:
He shows up in this fetal ball. He who carved the edges of the cosmos curved Himself into a fetal ball in the dark, tethered Himself to the uterine wall of a virgin, and let’s His cells divide.
He gave up the heavens that were not even large enough to contain Him and let’s Himself be held in a hand. The mystery so large becomes the Baby so small, and infinite God becomes the infant.
The Giver becomes the Gift, this quiet offering. Is there a greater Gift you could want or need or have? THIS is the love story that’s been coming for you since the beginning. 💕
A celebration of the complete love story that’s been coming for you since the very beginning.
In what is certain to become an instant holiday classic, Voskamp reaches back into the pages of the Old Testament to explore the lineage of Jesus — the greatest gift — through the majestic advent tradition of “The Jesse Tree,” each day featuring its own exquisite ornament highlighting the Biblical story (free download of each of the 25 ornaments available from Voskamp’s website, annvoskamp.com ).
Beginning with Jesse, the father of David, The Greatest Gift retraces the epic pageantry of mankind, from Adam to the Messiah, with each day’s profound reading pointing to the coming promise of Christ, so that come Christmas morning you find that the season hasn’t blurred past you but your heart’s fully unwrapped the greatest gift you’ve always yearned for.
Sure to become a holiday staple in every Christian home, The Greatest Gift, a New York Times bestseller, is the perfect gift for the holidays and a timeless invitation into the richness of the true meaning of Christmas.