VIDEO episode on Spirit Juice's YouTube channel athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-w9uClhd6w&t=828s.
“Nobody has ever been for me like this before.”
That’s the difference it can make to receive someone as gift.
Jesus looked at the disciples and thanked the Father for the gift of them. He looked around at the faces of people he loved and received each of them and all of them as a gift. In their goodness and brokenness, even in times that didn’t feel quite as much like gift.
The Son is always receiving from the Father; the Father is always giving. And so for each of us. The Father always wants to bless us. During all the joys and the sorrows of our lives, our constant refrain can be “Father, they’re your gift to me.”