You. If you have read the previous parts of this series, you have seen, most of those who played a part in the birth and early days of Jesus, were people God found to have good morals. They were set apart from the majority of those around them in the world at that time.
Perhaps as you read those post, you thought, “I’m not righteous. I’m not in right standing with God.” Maybe you even had the thought, “God would never choose me, or even want me.” Guess what? That thought was a lie from hell, yes the devil. He wants you to believe you have no value, no worth, to God, or even to others. NOT TRUE! See yourself, as God sees you. Everyone, yes even you, has something to give, to offer to another person. It’s no accident you are reading this post, or that you have read the previous 6. Christmas will be here in a few days.
I heard a commercial on TV this morning say, “We need to rescue Christmas, for others.” The truth of the matter is this:
We needed Christmas to rescue us!
You see Jesus IS the reason for the season. It’s more than a cliché, and so much more than a Christmas card. It is truth. Without the birth of Jesus, we would be born, sin, and be destined to eternal damnation, for God is Holy, and cannot have sin in his presence. That’s why God gave us the greatest gift, his only son. And so we have Christmas, to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
It’s sad, how so many have lost focus of why we have Christmas, and they rush around trying to buy some happiness for those on their “nice” list, or family. A friend of mine, who has believed the lies of the devil, and has walked away from any relationship with God in order to do his own thing, which he calls, “party” texted me the other day, “You can’t say, ‘Merry Christmas anymore’.” I texted back, “I can, and will never stop.” I mean come on, without Jesus there’s no “merry”, no hope, no joy, and certainly no real, agape, unselfish love, as Jesus demonstrated through his life and death on the cross.
Okay, so now you know you have value. Surly there is something you can do for someone else. Even if it’s sit and listen to an elderly person retell their favorite stories, because that is the only thing they can still do, talk. God loves you so much. He wants you to have the kind of life He designed for you. Living in a garden and not in a dump!
This Christmas, look for Jesus. He has already found you, and is waiting for you to open your arms to welcome him into your life. He opened his on the cross to welcome you into eternal life, if you only believe. Don’t be concerned about how your life may change if you stop listening to the devil who hates you, and wants to destroy you to get back at God. Get to know God through his word, and talk to him, just like you would talk to me.
Know I just prayed for you. This current year, 2020 has truly opened up people’s eyes to the fight between good and evil, and to how precious life is. A new year is coming soon, and it could be the greatest year of your life. Look for Jesus to save you, and to deliver you out from your current struggles that weigh you down.
This Christmas, open God’s gift first. His son Jesus, and throw away the box others try so hard to put, or keep him in.
Thank you so much for reading this blog. I was just a kid from Oklahoma who accepted God’s gift, Jesus into his heart at an early age, and then has tried his best to live according to the word of God, the Bible. Then to say, “Here I am Lord, use me.” I trust He has, by speaking words of life into your heart.
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