THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!
is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year! Music,
festivities, fellowship, giving of gifts, decorations, and the joy of
watching little children makes it such a special occasion. It is a
season of joy to many people. However, it can be a sad time for those
who are lonely and experiencing difficulties.
think with me, for a moment, on this scenario: If someone was giving a
birthday party in your honor and many people attended bringing lovely
gifts, wouldn’t you be waiting, with anticipation, until you could open
each package? Then, to your dismay, everyone began opening the gifts
for themselves. Soon, all started to leave, thanking the hostess,
without so much of an acknowledgment of you for whom the occasion was
given in your honor.
it be that many people observe Christmas and forget the “Reason For The
Season” in such a manner? How it must grieve the Heavenly Father who
gave the most precious gift to all mankind, a gift that keeps on giving
throughout all eternity. God gave us the gift of His Only begotten Son,
Jesus Christ, who is the Giver of Life.
Advent of Christmas is a very special birthday event for the most
deserving One ever to walk on the face of this earth. However, He must
often stand aside and watch so many people observing His day without
even acknowledging Him as the One for whom it was named.
Christ, who would become King of Kings and Lord of Lords, was born in a
humble, lowly circumstance. Although His coming was heralded with great
songs of joy from the angels to the shepherds as well as lovely and
expensive gifts from wise men, the Savior’s purpose was to become the
Ultimate Gift. His gift was wrapped in red; by His very own blood. It
was the gift of salvation to sinful man, carrying the promise of
everlasting life to all who would receive Him. He was the only
qualified Savior for the transgressions of the human race because of His
sinless, perfect life. Jesus went to Calvary; but the cross did not
deter Him. He was raised from the dead conquering death, hell, and the
one person, born into this world, deserves such lovingkindness and
mercy, yet Jesus freely gave so that we might be redeemed and set free
from all that binds us. This gift cannot be bought with silver or gold.
It came as a price to God, but to us came mercy, grace, love and
peace. Surely, we should be shouting “halleluia!”
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15
December 26, the festivities are over. It is time to put away all the
lights and decorations until next Christmas rolls around. However, the
good news is that “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is today.
Yesterday is past and tomorrow is the future, unknown. Because of a
Savior who gave each of us a priceless gift of love, we can truly walk
in all the provisions of His Holy Word and Spirit to have an abundant
life and victory - every day.
has freely given. We choose to receive. He has given us the
opportunity to make every day the most wonderful time of the year, or
sadly, we are given the free will to go our own way, do our own thing,
and be totally non-committed about obedience to who created us.
question would be: Why would anyone want to neglect such a great
salvation? What can the world possibly give us that would match the
wonders of daily communing with the God of the Universe and following
the leadership of His precious Spirit - all because of a free gift that
not only benefits us each day on this earth, but the reward of sharing
Eternity in God’s presence. As surely as the Shepherd saw a great light
announcing his birth, that same light can shine in our hearts to guide
those dark days in this turbulent world!
alternative is Hell, by our own choice. Surely, I do not want any loved
one to experience such separation. If that thought grieves me, how much
more does it grieve God?
is short. There is an urgency in my heart today. My Friend, do you
really know my Jesus? If not, please stop and invite Him into your heart
today and be willing to surrender all to His leadership. You will
never, ever regret receiving such an unspeakable, wonderful gift of
peace. Truly, today can be the most wonderful day of your life.
Dear Friends, have a wonderful, blessed Christmas and remember: You are loved with an awesome and mighty love.
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May the Lord richly bless you.