From Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called, wrapped in the love of God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ. 
May mercy, peace, and love be lavished on you! 
Jude 1:1-2
We buy the perfect gift for a friend, but we don’t  feel quite ready to present it to them until we have wrapped it up and tied it with a bow.
I can almost imagine God having a conversation with the angels just after creating Adam and Eve,
“They just aren’t quite ready yet……….”
“Something is missing.”
“Let me wrap them in my love.”
With this wrapping came mercy, peace, and love.
Not just a little of each but a lavishing of all.
Imagine God’s arms of love wrapped tightly around you today.
Feel the warm embrace of His presence and with that secure wrapping experience His mercy, His peace, and His love as you walk through today.
Something happens when we are able to walk in the confidence and assurance of His presence.
We treat others more kindly.

We are more patient.
We are more forgiving.
We feel less insecure.
We are full of hope.
We experience a joy that others long to have and in doing so we help others long for and discover this same mercy, peace, and love.
God wraps you in His love so that He can present you as His gift to a hurting world.
You are wrapped in His love.
Be His gift today.