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Too often Christmas gets swallowed up
in the busyness of shopping and sending cards and wrapping presents. As we rush
around, we often miss the wonder of what Christmas is all about.
Christmas began with a gift given to
the human race two thousand years ago. It was a child, born in a Bethlehem stable and laid in a
manger. His birth was announced by wise men guided from the East by a very
It was the gift we needed most: a
Savior, the Holy Son of God. This is the good news proclaimed by the angel:
"Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall
be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city
of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke -11).
Why was God’s gift of a Savior so
important? There are three reasons:
- The greatness of the need. The
future of the human race was at stake. Sin made havoc of God’s creation
and brought estrangement from its Creator.
- The greatness of the gift. Not
only was the need great, but the gift was also great! "This is My beloved Son," God said, "in whom I am well
pleased" (Matthew ).
- The greatness of the cost.
Read the inspired portraits of the suffering of Christ in Isaiah 53, Psalm
22, and Psalm 69. The cross was only part of the price He gladly paid.
Jesus Christ did not die for His own
sins or because He was a victim of circumstances. He came, as God’s supreme
gift to you and me. The Bible pointedly asks: "How shall we escape, if we
neglect so great salvation?" (Hebrews 2:3).
Have you overlooked the really important
gift of Christmas? Is God prompting you to look through the odds and ends of
God’s gift for you is waiting. Don’t
miss it. Right now, wherever you are, you can receive the costliest gift, Jesus
Christ the Savior.
"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" (John 3:16).
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