The Unexpected

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog—The Ultimate Gift.  After numerous excuses on my part—too busy, not the right time, etc.—I decided it was time to follow Nike’s advice and “just do it.”  The ‘it’ I am referring to is answering the call to use my written words to glorify God by pointing others to Jesus, our true hope.

I really don’t know exactly what a blog is, but I found out that it’s a good place for an aspiring writer to start. The first step in setting up a blog is to come up with a domain name.  Of course my first choice,, was already taken so I had to choose an alternative. The math teacher in me jumped all over replacing ‘ate’ with 8!

As we close in on the end of November many of us are starting to think about Christmas and the preparations that come with it, myself included. I was doing some online shopping shortly before I decided to plunge into the blog arena. That could have played a role in my title selection.  I had gifts on my mind.  I am wondering how many people might stumble onto this site because they are searching for ‘the ultimate gift’ this holiday season and find something completely unexpected.  Divine intervention perhaps?

Whether you found this site on purpose or by accident,  I have good news.  The pressure to find the ultimate gift is off. Our Heavenly Father took care of that over 2000 years ago when He descended from heaven and came to earth in the flesh of a baby named Jesus. Talk about unexpected!  God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17 NLT) Here’s the deal though—WE can’t give this gift, we can only receive it and share this Good News with others. Jesus can fulfill the deepest desires of our hearts, but we must invite Him in first. God won’t force us to unwrap the gift.  Having already opened it myself, I would ask, “What are you waiting for?”  There will never be a gift that will top it!

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV)

9 Replies to “The Unexpected”

    1. There is a new post, but short of sending everyone in my address book an email and posting it on FB, I have no idea how anyone is to know that there is something new on the site. If anyone knows the answer to that, do tell! This is all foreign to me.

  1. What a great reminder! And brief and to the point is appreciated in this season. Thank you for helping me get my priorities in line before I begin the Christmas craziness.

  2. Beautiful, Polly! I’m so glad you’ve taken up blogging. Thanks for sharing your gift from God – the talent for writing – with all of us!

  3. Polly, may you be richly blessed as you continue to be a blessing to so many! Yes, the pressure is off this season to buy that perfect gift…it’s available for free to all of us! O come, O come Emmanuel.

  4. Thank you Polly for “being real” with us about the challenge of keeping a positive and grateful attitude in spite of the pressures of this life! Your honesty spoke to my heart! Keep it coming!

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