Christmas. That blessed time of year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus—Christ, Messiah, Redeemer, Emmanuel, Savior, Counselor, the Prince of Peace.
But it’s also an opportunity for us to celebrate our own re-birth, made possible by what Jesus did for us thirty-three and one-half years after His entrance into this world. It’s the perfect time to remember and reflect on His love and all the wonderful things He’s done in our lives.
In Jesus Calling, Sarah Young writes: “As you celebrate the wonder of my birth in Bethlehem, celebrate also your rebirth into eternal life. This everlasting gift was the sole purpose of my entering your sin-stained world. Receive my gift with awe and humility. Take time to explore the vast dimensions of my love. Allow thankfulness to flow freely from your heart in response to my glorious gift. ~ Jesus”
This year as you enjoy the music, twinkling lights, gifts, parties, and time with your friends and family, take a moment to be thankful for the gift of salvation and the promise of your eternal home in heaven.
May this be the merriest, most Jesus-filled Christmas ever.
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