*”Regifting or regiving is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift”
So, the holiday season has come and gone, and we are back to work, school, everyday, normal, life activities. I have not always felt a sense of sadness when the holidays were over. I have recently, however. I get so excited about gift giving and then feel a sadness when someone is not as happy as I was getting it for them. I have gotten better about giving gifts, I think. I have never regifted, though. I have always kept what others have given me because I know that they have given from their hearts. They thought of me. I want people to know that I give from my heart, and I am thinking of them in every possible way when I give them something whether it is a want, or a need.
I received a gift a long time ago, and I have never been willing to regift it. After all, regifting just seems tacky. That you would give someone something that another person has given to you. In saying that, I want to admit that the aforementioned gift I received a long time ago needs to be regifted from now on. That gift? The Lord Jesus Christ. His love, forgiveness, mercy, grace, patience, comfort, and life was given to me even before I was born, and I have held onto it for most of my forty-four years. I am most aware that this gift MUST be regiven. I have no shame in wanting, desperately, to give this gift away! It is not mine to hold. For the rest of my days, I will be having my own white elephant party. I encourage you to join me. I will give you everything in me that was given to me generously, and I will not be offended if you give it away to someone else. I promise.
“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” Hebrews 13:16
“….You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35
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