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The one true gift of Christmas

It’s nearing Dec. 25, and gift-giving is in the air.

But Congress did not give us a gift by passing a new tax plan.

The Vikings did not give us a gift by securing a spot in the post-season playoffs.

NASA did not give us a gift with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth.

Hollywood did not give us a gift with the December release of the most recent installment in the Star Wars epic, “The Last Jedi.”

Mills Fleet Farm did not give us a gift when it built a 1.1 million-square-foot distribution center on 70 acres in the Lake Wissota Business Park at a cost $69 million and set to open on or around Dec. 26.

The gift that has been given was the birth of God’s Son.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him might night perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

It’s possible to enjoy whatever Congress, the NFL, NASA, Hollywood, large corporations and family and friends present to us.

But none of them compare to that holy child that was born into this world, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. For us a Savior has been born who is Christ, the Lord.

Wade Duroe

Chippewa Falls


Chippewa Herald editor

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