Wednesday, December 23, 2015

God's Precious Gift

As I am looking around at all the hustle and bustle this Christmas, I think to myself, I hate what Christmas has become. I hate being out amongst all of this worldly, mad-dashing chaos. Why do I hate it so much? I find no comfort in it, but I do find comfort in God’s Word and the true meaning behind Christmas. We get it driven into our heads to believe that Christmas is about the flamboyant light shows, the man dressed up in the red suit or the amount of presents we receive. When the true meaning of Christmas is really about a miraculous birth that happened over 2000 years ago.

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2: 10-11

On a starlit night, a brilliant star shone brightly within the night sky leading people to a magnanimous humble birth, a babe who was wrapped in swaddling clothes laying in a manger, a babe to be named Jesus. A representation of one Most High. God born of flesh. A Savior who has come into this world to save us from our sins, to save those who are lost and who do not know Him.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 19:10

God loved us so much, He gave His only begotten Son to save wretches like you and me. People who have fallen into despair, people who have abused drugs, people who have committed adultery, people who have stolen, people who have lied, people who have been unkind to others, people who have been greedy, the list goes on and on. All people, no matter what race and no matter what sins they may have committed, He came into this world to save us all because He loves us all.

 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16

It is this precious gift, that I treasure the most above all gifts. No other gift can compare than the precious gift of salvation. And it is this precious gift that our Father in heaven gave us because He loved us so much.

This Christmas, my prayer is that those who do not know Him, may come to know Him and are born again. That those who are lost, may seek Jesus and accept Him as their Savior who died on the cross for their sins. That those who do not know the true meaning of Christmas may come to learn exactly the true meaning of a babe born over 2000 years ago, a babe named Jesus. The Son of the Most High. Emmanuel.

Heavenly Father,
Thank you so much for Your precious gift that you gave to us all, The gift of salvation. Thank you for your unfailing neverending love, mercy and grace. By Your will Lord, I ask that you help those who are lost to seek you this Christmas; to help those who are sitting in the darkness, alone, empty, and never satisfied to seek You and to be filled with Your love and hope this Christmas.
This I ask in Jesus Name.

God Bless,

Carol Moore