HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS FILLED WITH PEACE & JOY
CHRISTMAS SHOULD BE A CELEBRATION OF THE INCARNATION OF GOD'S WORD WRAPPED IN FLESH! NOT THE COMMERCIALIZATION WE SEE TODAY.
Scripture says that God "sent forth His word and healed them". According to John 1:1 & 12 the Word was sent to the earth and wrapped in flesh through a miraculous virgin birth. Around the world this event is celebrated with scenes of a baby in a manger or shepherds in a field or a very bright star in the sky or Santa Claus giving out gifts to children, etc. But this is not what Christmas is really all about.
It's about God's incredible love for mankind. He loves His creation so much that He could no longer stand to see us suffering under the bondage of Satan and his kingdom of darkness. So He sent His Light into the world to show us the way out of the darkness. That is why we sing the carol that says "Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her King."
It is absolutely terrific that this season is marked by a time of celebration, joy, and the expressions of giving we see all around us. But realize that it was God who gave the greatest gift -- His Son. Also, if we are celebrating the birthday of Jesus doesn't it make sense that the birthday "boy" is who should be receiving our gifts?
The most precious gift anyone could give to Jesus is the gift of their life. The acknowledgment of His Kingship in their life so that they could receive the greatest gift God has to offer us -- salvation and the gift of righteousness through His Son. Be sure to enjoy this Christmas season, but don't let the festivities of the season keep you from celebrating the real reason for the season -- Jesus.
HAVE A JESUS FILLED CHRISTMAS FILLED WITH HIS PEACE AND JOY!
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