God's gift to the world

God's gift to the world

Something or someone particularly propitious or welcome or marvelous. This expression, dating from the first half of the twentieth century, is nearly always used ironically or sarcastically of a person who either is very conceited or is regarded as anything but God-given. Thus Ellery Queen’s mystery The Four of Hearts (1938) has a chapter entitled “God’s Gift to Hollywood,” and fellow mystery writer Margery Allingham wrote, “Amanda was God’s own gift to anyone in a hole” (The Traitor’s Purse, 1941).
See also: gift, world
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Hence, we are tempted to turn the Kingdom into a human project, an ideology we can program and control, forgetting that it is God's gift to the world, God's initiative which calls forth human cooperation.
Just because I'm in the spotlight doesn't mean I'm God's gift to the world. I'm learning and making mistakes just like every other 17-year-old girl out there," said by Hayden Panettiere.
Children whose parents think they are God's gift to the world do tend to outshine their peers--in narcissism.
That would explain Ricky Martin - the latest in a long line of laughable, "Look at me, I'm God's gift to the world" wannabes.
"We're basically the beneficiaries of God's creation and God's gift to the world. What we're called to do as Christians is to share those gifts and share them as generously as we possibly could."
They feel that they are God's gift to the world. Of course, other people do not share that opinion and see them as mere human beings like themselves.
Williams, "God's Gift to the World," is beautiful and inspirational.
We believe the birth of the Christ Child is unique (though I know many an ordinary firstborn who's been heralded -- if not by angels, by brand new moms, dads, grandparents and such -- as God's gift to the world).
'Gifts are an integral part of Christmas - because Christ is God's gift to the world. However, perhaps we should also remember that it is ourselves and each other - and the magic which is integral to each human being - that is one of the greatest gifts at Christmas.'
"Black women are God's gift to the world," states Grammy Award-winning singer Bobby Brown.