The fact is that what we are we owe to the hand of God. God makes Himself known by the gifts He sovereignly bestows upon us. This book describes the gifts and goodness of God for our souls that establish us in Jesus, help us grow in grace and then delight in our Christian experience. The gifts we receive from God help us understand ourselves, others, and God Himself. They nurture us through affliction and obedience and deliver us into joyful worship. The gifts of God become experiential truths that allow us to behold the riches and glory of the Christian life. We become the fruit of His righteousness. Our notions of gaining justification with God are not by the beating of our own drum. We are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10). God's grace to us in Jesus is written by the Spirit of the living God on tablets of the human heart. We become letters of Christ (2 Cor. 3:3). We know we are being carried into God's presence through the delight of belonging to Jesus. We become alive in Him, and He works out our journey into His own heart. He freely comes to us bearing gifts. Amen.
Douglas Weigent earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Washington. His faculty work was primarily conducted in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. After he retired, he wrote his first book entitled Letters to Christian followed by his second book entitled More Letters to Christian. He has taught Sunday school and participated in jail ministry for 30 years. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Diane, to whom he has been married for 46 years. They have one daughter, Rachel, and one grandson named Christian.