Grace For The Journey
Today, is Christmas Day! A very merry and blessed Christmas to your and your family. When you’re a child, Christmas is all about receiving gifts. In December, your head is swimming with nothing but images of your favorite toys.
But . . .
The true message of Christmas
Is not the presents we
Give to one another.
The true meaning is
The gift that God gave to us,
His Son Jesus Christ.
The first thing we need to realize about God’s gift to us is that it came in simple wrapping. Some people will go to great lengths to wrap presents beautifully. But God’s gift came to us not in beautiful, ornate wrapping, but in a dirty manger found in a cold cave in a little-known town called Bethlehem.
That’s the beauty of Christmas. Jesus took His place in a manger so that we might have a home in heaven. The Savior was not wrapped in satin sheets, but in common rags. There in a manger rested the greatest gift in the plainest of wrapping.
The second thing I want to point out about God’s gift to us is that we don’t deserve it. Consider this . . .
God gave us
The ultimate gift
Of His Son Jesus Christ
While we were
Still sinning against Him
(see Romans 5:8).
We did nothing whatsoever to merit or deserve His gift.
That is the amazing truth of Christmas.
Despite who we are, God sent His Son so “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
This is God’s Word For Today … This Is Grace For The Journey
Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!
Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”