In past years, I have been overwhelmed, stressed and bewildered with the gift giving aspect throughout the Christmas season. Many of us take the idea of gift giving back to the scripture in Matthew 2:10-11, which talks about the three wise men giving gifts to Jesus.
Does giving gifts have to take away from the true meaning of Christmas? Absolutely not. However, the focus needs to be on the wonderful gift of salvation the Lord has given us, it is a natural expression of that gratefulness for us to give to others. The key here is our "focus". Is your focus on the gift, or the ultimate gift-giver, our gracious heavenly father?