That special time of the year, where everyone hustles and bustles to get that perfect Christmas gift.
I’m not going to lie, sometimes it may be fun and I’ve found myself to be consumed with the shopping every now and again,
But what do we think about when we truly think about Christmas?
I mean… the REAL meaning of Christmas.
It’s not called CHRIST-mas for nothing, you know.
I’ll give you a little history lesson, and I’ll make it easy to understand.
Way back when, over 2,000 years ago
there was a little boy who was born whose name was Jesus.
He wasn’t just an ordinary boy, He was the Son of God, a Holy King.
He was born with a purpose in mind.
to die and become a ransom for many.
He paid the very price of our sin. What we were, He became… when He was innocent.
But He took it ALL for US!
He saw the JOY that was set before Him, so He endured the cross.
THAT was the GIFT that was given to us.
It was free for us, but it cost HIM a heavy price…
Our gift was Salvation.
“That whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have EVERLASTING life!”
“To those who receive and except that salvation, He gave the RIGHT to be CALLED the children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were reborn, not with a physical birth, or the will of the flesh or the will of man, but of God.”
(John 1: 12-13)
I am a daughter of the Most High because of what Christ did for me on that cross.
But I, in return had to give something to Him.
Call it the “Catch” if you will, or the fine lines in a contract.
In return I had to surrender my life to Him, no longer am I my own, but I belong to HIM!
And that’s the glorious thing about it.
“For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”
(Romans 14: 7-8)
That is the true gift and the real meaning of CHRIST-mas.
HE is the REAL reason for the season!
Let’s remember that when we come together with our loved ones.
Because God loved US so much that He SENT His son to be born in a manger
with ONE purpose in mind.
The GIFT OF SALVATION!!!
MERRY CHRIST-mas EVERYONE
AND HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!