Yesterday’s blog post was about gifts for her. Tomorrow, will be all about gifts for him. Let’s take this moment to remember that even though gifts are great, that’s not what Christmas is really about. Now, don’t misunderstand me. It’s great to spend time with family, decorate the tree while listening to Christmas music, and give/receive presents on Christmas day. The important thing is that we don’t forget the true meaning of Christmas, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
– Isaiah 9:6
Who came to earth, lived a perfect life, died for our sin upon the cross, and then rose from the dead.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
– John 1:14
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:21
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,”
– 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Jesus defeated sin and death for us. Now, if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we too can have victory over death. We can be reconciled to God, and have eternal life with Him.
“because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”
– Romans 10:9-10
This Christmas, may our hearts and minds be focused on Jesus.