“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” ~ Romans 8:32
The true meaning of Christmas – scratch that! let’s go with “The Real Reason For Christmas! Once upon a time in a manger – Never mind scratch that one too! let’s just get serious for a moment!
Jesus Christ came to earth through the birth of a virgin, He grew in stature and became a man who knew no sin, He preached the good news of the kingdom of God and performed many signs, wonders and miracles! He fed the poor, healed the sick, He lived a life for God’s people and gave freely to those in need! But then one day He was rejected! Even by those who witnessed, all that He had done! They refused to believe that He was the one true Son!
Jesus Christ was led to a cross for the sins of the world, for those who refused to believe, He was beaten and bruised for our iniquities, He was hung on a cross to die a brutal death for you and me! This was God’s gift to all so that we could have life! But we need to believe, we need to have faith and realize Jesus is the one we need!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
God gave us a wonderful gift, He gave us His one and only Son. But God also gave us free will! We must decide, we must make a choice, to live in sin or be born again! Born into a life that is to be abundant in the love of Christ! To become a victor in the race, to be written into God’s Kingdom!
So what do we need to do? We confess and be blessed!
I am a sinner, I ask for your forgiveness. I ask that you would come into my life and change me! Help me to be all that I can be in You! Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me life! Abundant life! It is Your will I must seek! It is Your will I need! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!
Craig Bradshaw ~ Living the Victorious Life! – December 12, 2015