It's finally here! The day we've been shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating and preparing for, for the last 11 months! I hope you all have a fabulous, family filled and most importantly CHRIST filled CHRISTmas.
I love getting and giving gifts as much as the next person, but let's not forget that the whole reason we give gifts is because of the perfect gift God gave to us, His Son, Jesus. Jesus came to sacrifice Himself on the cross to forgive our sins. Jesus was perfect. He never sinned. He never told a lie, stole, thought bad things or disrespected His earthly parents. (1 Peter 2:21-22- "For hereunto ye are called; because Christ also has suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps: who did no sin, neither was guile (aka, lying) found in His mouth.) Yet, Jesus took our sins upon Himself on the cross so that if we only believe He is the one and only way to Heaven (Romans 3:23, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God"- meaning we can never be good enough on our own to obtain God's glory. It can only be done through Jesus.), ask Him to forgive our sins and trust Him to do so we will be saved and Heaven bound! (John 3:16- "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.")
Talk about the best gift ever!!! Can you believe that Jesus would give up his life in Heaven for 33 years just to come and do all of that so that we rotten sinners could be cleansed and able to live in Heaven with Him?! This, my friends, is the greatest gift any of us could ever receive. If you have never done this I BEG you to do it today. God cares about you, even if it doesn't seem like it right now. He is with us even during our hardest times. He loves you enough to sacrifice His own son for you! Trust Him.
I hope you all have a wonderful, memorable, merry CHRISTmas!
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