Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi I'm J.John. I love the season of Christmas. One of the things I enjoy during this Christmas season is finding a present for my wife. I've been married to Killy for 27 years and every year I like to come up with something new and creative. When I go shopping for present for Killy at Christmas, I'm looking for something personal. I want it to be personal to her. I want her to really appreciate that I've gone the extra mile for her, but also I want it practical. I want her to be able to enjoy using the gift that I've given her. Thirdly I want it to be permanent. I don't want a gift that is only going to last a couple of days, I want it to last, and of course when I choose that gift I can't just walk out of the store with it, I have to purchase it. One of the great bible verses says this. John 3 verse 16 "For God so in love the world that he gave his one and only son so that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life." In that first we see how God came to earth. It was a personal mission. "For God so loved the world". Each one of us. It was also practical. He actually came to do something for us, and that was to die upon the cross, because that was the way that he purchase for us forgiveness from the past, new life today, and a hope for the future, so that if we choose to receive God's gift there is a permanency about it. Can I encourage you this Christmas time to receive God's gift, because it's personal, it's practical, it's permanent, and it's been purchased. Merry Christmas.