|Good Morning Everyone,
Our theme for this month: “Celebrating Christmas”
Our Bible verse for today: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” John 1:14 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “Thank God for the incredible gift of His Son.”
By the time you read this you will probably have already opened your Christmas gifts. So now you have the latest electronic gidget or gadget; or shiny new tools for your tool box; or some pretty new thing to hang in your closet. For some of you boys and men the only time you get new underwear is at Christmas (probably from your mother) (seriously, it’s time to throw the old ones away).
Some of the gifts you received you are probably thankful for and you will get a lot of use out of. Others, not so much. Maybe tomorrow you’ll be standing in the return line at the Walmart Customer Service Desk.
But in the end the only Christmas gift that really matters is the gift of Jesus. Did you receive Jesus for Christmas this year? If so, then you received the most precious gift ever. Perhaps you were already a Christian. Then the question for you is “Did you celebrate Jesus this year at Christmas?” Was you celebration of Christmas more about things and people and events, or was it about Jesus?
It’s not too late. Christmas day would be a perfect time to place your faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins and to accept the gift of eternal life. In your mind and heart acknowledge that you are a sinner who needs to be forgiven. In prayer ask Jesus to forgive your sins. Then invite Him to take control of your life and to begin transforming you into the man or woman, boy or girl that He wants you to be.
If you are already a Christian it’s also not too late to celebrate Christmas for the right reason. Pause now and thank the Father for the gift of His Son. Consider the great truth of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Then spend some time worshipping Him.
My family and I wish you and yours a very merry and blessed Christmas.