We all like to give family and friends gifts on birthdays and especially at Christmas and Easter to show we care. We also enjoy receiving gifts. They're usually something we want. Your family picks out that gift with you in mind, because they want you to like it.
when we were born, we were given gifts specifically picked out for us individually. These gifts were given to us by God. We also like to call them talents. The talents God has given us can be whatever we are good at. Sometimes it involves a sport, maybe you have a musical talent, or maybe you're good at science, or maybe you are artistic and can draw really well. Whatever your gift or talent, God made you good at something for a reason. He wants us to serve Him with our talents.
The Bible says in Colossians 3:23-24, “whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord not for men since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward it is the Lord Christ you are serving.” What that verse says is that with your gift you can serve the Lord.
It doesn't matter what other people think about our gifts and talents, as long as we use them to do what God wants us to do. So at St Helen’s we celebrate our gifts and talents by trying to share them with others. We try to use the talents God gave us and that way we can bless others with our talent just as if we are giving someone a wrapped gift!
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