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The Perfect Gift

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I recently watched online movie The Perfect Gift

Vividly reminded how our nation has gone adrift

Join me as I unfold insights from storyline with you

May you be blessed and your heart touched too



Main plot, God removed from cancel culture society

Church sermons shifted to current events mentality

City law infringed nativity display on church property

Winter gala theme for office party at Mom's company



Setting is single mom and her spoiled daughter

Divorced, she works long hours to support her

Mom said presents would be fewer this year

Girl's expected gift list Mom repeatedly hears



Girl did not like her new school and was failing too

500 word essay "What is Christmas?" as option to do

Teacher said her class grade depended on completion

Girl was clueless on where to begin to find information



Stranger came to town, just appeared out of nowhere

Listened and attentive to needs of the people there

Skilled in carpentry, he took over building nativity set

I sense he was an angel sent by God with keen mindset



Each subplot in second stanza led to affirmative action

Associate pastor tired of senior minister's deception

Beyond the pulpit to emails as substitute for visitation

Resigned at the end to start Bible based congregation



The stranger gave girl reliable source books for essay

Grade motivation at first led to heart change one day

Girl encouraged Mom to stand up for Christmas party

Presented at board meeting and accepted by majority  



The stranger stood up against nativity ban that day

Explained Christmas story in a simple and clear way

Fine at first enforced, but girl's selfless fine donation

Prompted others to pay the rest, led to restitution

City council dismissed, funds to shelter organization



The stranger said a nativity is a symbol to remind us

Of God's perfect gift of love sent the first Christmas

Keep Christ in Christmas, love given in God's Son

Receive His gift of John 3:16, spread it to everyone



Storyline is intertwined and repeated to some extent

Partly for prose flow but from more important context

Illustrating how each person had a specific role to play

Should prompt us to ask what action will we take today?



Merry CHRISTmas!



Carol S. on 12/18/2020



John 3:16 (ESV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that

whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.



NOTE:   Copyright credits given to The Perfect Gift Full Movie

              As posted on YouTube on June 16, 2020










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