The Perfect Gift. Christmas shopping? Do you have someone difficult to shop for? Imagine if you had to find the perfect gift for the whole world! This is exactly what God did in sending us His Son. God deals in perfection. In order to dwell with Him without being consumed by His perfect holiness, all creatures must, themselves, be perfect - as Adam & Eve were before the Fall. But since the Fall, “long lay the world in sin and darkness pining.” We need the perfect gift. We need forgiveness of sins and a perfect righteousness. God provides all this in the Christ Child, the spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Those baptized in His Name are clothed with His righteousness (Is 61). A perfect gift! May God grant us the humility to receive it this Christmas.