If I put a carefully wrapped gift on your front step and you carefully step over it or perhaps nudge it aside, or worse put it in the trash, is it still a gift?
Mothers have given us the gift of life, perhaps nurtured us for most of our lives, this gift we had no choice but to accept. Most children on reaching adolescence, if not sooner, will exert their independence and try to run away from being nurtured, to reject the gift of food and sustenance.
Christ offers us the gift of grace all we need to do is to answer his call and come and take the gift, so we might be happy and eat from the tree of life.
I will have more to say about Revelation 22:12-21 on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.
Robert Shaw, Pastor