Christmastime is a time of gift giving and celebrating with family and friends. And this is a good thing but let’s not forget that without the Greatest Gift, we wouldn’t be celebrating at all.
Yes, we like to spend money on gifts and perhaps some spend too much. But even though we might spend what we thing is a big deal, God spent way more than we could ever think, know, or imagine! He gave His all. He gave Jesus – His priceless gift – to us because He loved us so much that He was willing to do whatever it took to get us back into fellowship with Him.
And then there is Jesus! He didn’t have to be the Supreme Sacrifice but He chose to do the will of the Father. A penalty for sin had to be paid and Jesus willingly left the glories of Heaven and came to earth as a man to be our substitute.
Jesus took our sins in His body on the cross, went to hell, defeated satan, rose from the dead, and took His own Blood to Heaven to offer it on the Holy Altar for payment, thus satisfying the claims of justice. The Supreme Court of Heaven stamped “Accepted”! And now we able to stand in God’s presence as the redeemed of the Lord ! Glory to God for His unspeakable gift!
We are so blessed that it’ll take all eternity to fully comprehend all that has happened and how much God has blessed us. If the world really knew what God has done through Jesus, they’d be falling to their knees, repenting, and getting right with God! Our job is to tell them!
To all my brothers and sisters, have a blessed Christmas as you celebrate the true Reason for the Season!
Hebrews 12:2 (KJV) 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
John 3:16 (KJV) 16 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 (AMP) 16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.