I have no objection to the concept of re-gifting. I don’t mind receiving a gift that was first given to another. And, from time to time, I re-gift to others. I recently found a scarf, unopened and unused, that I thought was perfect for my friend so I gave it to her. When I think about the gifts of the Holy Spirit – you know, peace, patience, joy, gentleness etc – God’s gifts given to us as a result of our faith, I wonder if God isn’t the original re-gifter. Could it be that we are given them in order to then give them away to others? And the spiritual gifts we have received – for some teaching, for others preaching, encouragement, healing, or leading. These gifts were given so that everyone in the body of Christ has a place. Gifts received and gifts given. We are leading up to the season of gift-giving. I am thankful for the gifts of KDS members used to strengthen and encourage.
Christine Dawson, International President