Monday, December 1, 2014
Focus '14 Modeling Jesus - Entry #36 - Merry Christmas
The Bible tell us in Luke 2:11 that "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." Jesus is the greatest gift - the perfect Christmas gift - and so the question is what will we do with the gift of Jesus this Christmas?
Will we stress out looking to buy that which cannot be bought by man but which has already been given by God? Or will we share the gift of Jesus which we have received knowing He is the priceless gift provided by God for everyone in the world?
My focus in life is to share as much love with as many people as I can - this Christmas that will involve purchasing and passing along some cards and gifts and sharing some meals and enjoying some fellowship and serving some others for sure - but to truly love others is to share the perfect gift of Jesus with them.
The perfect gift of Jesus was birthed in a Bethlehem stable - and ultimately wrapped on the cross of Mount Calvary on the original Black Friday - our sin debt was purchased and canceled by the atoning death of Jesus Christ for our sins - and His victorious Sunday morning resurrection gives us eternal life.
You can't put that on your MasterCard or Visa or American Express - you can't even pay for that in cash at your local Christian bookstore or community Church - the perfect gift of God can only be received by faith to be shared with others in need of the same gift.
My prayer is that the biggest rush for the church this Christmas will be to share the saving gift of Jesus with others - I already have less stress just reminding myself that the perfect gift has already been provided and given by God for everyone on my Christmas list and in the world - what of you?
I encourage you to stress less - remember if the only gift you share with another this Christmas is Jesus that you will have shared the perfect and the greatest gift available to all - "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."