From the book, The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping The Full Love Story Of Christmas by Ann Voskamp. With Love, I share it with you.
December 5: Only when you are overwhelmed with the goodness of God can you overflow with the goodness of God to others.
And that is the blessing He graces you with this Advent, the gift that makes you a gift. The greatest gift God graces a soul with is His own presence.
The present is His presence, and the greatest present you always have to give is His presence – looking into someone’s eyes as you listen, refusing the wrong of rushing, lingering long enough to really listen…
Any place becomes the Promised Land when the blessing of His presence becomes the gift we receive and give. Advent happening anywhere. #BePresent