If your Mother or Daddy gives you a gift, do you have to pay for it? Of course not, because if you did, it would not be a gift.  The one who receives a birthday gift, or a gift at some other time, simply takes it when it is offered, and says to the one who gave it, ”Thank you very much.”


So it is with God’s gifts.  He does not expect us to pay for them, but does expect that we will thank Him.   But we must take a gift before we can thank anybody.  “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Romans 6:23


God so loved this world of sinners that He gave His dearly beloved Son to be our Saviour.  Have you received Him, and said, “Thank you,” to God? The apostle Paul said, “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable Gift.” 2 Cor. 9:15