Is there any greater gift than the gift of time and presence - of spending time someone else? In this frantically hurried world, time is a commodity more precious than gold - more coveted than latest and greatest that money can buy. Especially in this season, we dole out our time in precious allotments, hoping to stretch it just far enough, and knowing we are destined to fail in the endeavor. "Time with" is impossible to wrap, but so precious to slowly, carefully, jointly peal back the layers another.
Amid the hustle and bustle of the season, it's so easy to forget that God has given us that most precious of gifts. Emmanuel, God us. His son, sent to live among us, us, giving us the gift of Himself. May we all spend some time unwrapping that gift, savoring the Savior - accepting His gift by spending our time the child in the manger.