Monday, December 24, 2012

The Greatest Gift

As the Christmas holiday arrives, there is usually a flurry of activity – cooking, cleaning, baking, wrapping, and that last-minute shopping.  Sometimes we can get so caught up in the trappings and wrappings of Christmas that we lose sight of the real meaning of the day.  It is the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the greatest Gift earth has ever received.  In recent days, my thought have been dwelling on the great rejoicing that accompanied His birth. 

The angels, who from the beginning of time had worshiped the King of Heaven, were sent as special messengers to relay the “good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people.”  I cannot help but imagine their delight as they saw the plan of eternal ages finally begin unfolding on earth.  A tiny baby born, not in a palace, but in a humble stall – the One who would bring salvation to all who believe.  What joy they must have had, praising God for that small package of life, knowing that He was the One for which all creation had been waiting!

As you celebrate His birth, take some time to  reflect on the miracle of that night.  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. What a plan!  What a gift!  What an amazing, undeserved love!

Those of you who have accepted His wonderful gift of salvation, rejoice with me as we celebrate His birth, which in essence was the beginning of not only His life on earth, but also the beginning of our eternal life.  If you have not accepted The gift of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, may this be the day that you trust Him as your Saviour, and receive the greatest gift in all the world, eternal salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Merry Christmas to all of you, and may the joy of His life fill your holiday with light!

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