I can wash those for you. What Can I Give to Jesus? Girl: Jesus, we want to give You something special for Your birthday, but it’s hard to know what to give such a mighty and awesome King. What could we give You this Christmas that would make You happy? Jesus: Thank you for thinking of Me on My birthday—that is in itself a wonderful gift. Everyone loves to be thought of and remembered on his or her birthday, and I’m no different. Something that would make Me very happy this year is if you would make an extra effort to think more about others. You can sit here, That’s so Thank thoughtful you! Grandpa. of you! Boy: But how is that a birthday presentfor You? Jesus: I care a lot about people. It bringsMe such joy when people are happy andhave had a chance to experience My love.You know Me, and you have My love inyour heart, so you’re perfect candidates forshowing My love to others.
Boy: Do You mean will even sometimes be a Giving hugs, doing by doing nice things for secret gift, because they kind deeds, showingHere’s a others? probably won’t always appreciation, and beingbig hug Jesus: Yes, that is one know that you’re praying caring are all ways thatfor you, way that you can help for them. But whether they you can be thinking of Daddy! others, but it doesn’t have know you’re praying for others and showing them to stop there. Praying for them or not, it will be a My love on My birthday. others is another special gift, because I will answer And those are wonderful gift that you can give. It your prayers. presents for Me! Girl: So You mean, when I do my chores cheerfully, or I lend a helping hand to someone, doing those things are like giving birthday presents to You? Jesus: In a way, yes, especially when you’re doing those deeds as to Me. “When you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me” (Matthew 25:40 NLT).
Boy: What does “as That way it’d feel like I was that’s really what they the more of those typesunto Me” mean? really giving You a gift. are. That’s how I view of gifts that I receive on Jesus: It means you’re Jesus: Well, even every kind deed that is My birthday, the happierdoing those kind deeds to though it’s hard to see given from your heart to I am, because I just loveanother person as if I was your loving actions to another person—it’s like a seeing other peoplethe One in front of you others as gifts to Me, personal gift to Me. And happy and loved.who you were doing themto. Thank you! Boy: Oh, Isee! I think I made you ait would be special snack,easier if it Dad.was You Iwas doingthose thingsfor, Jesus,and notsomeoneelse.