The Greatest Gift of All
We can read about the birth of Jesus Christ in the gospel of Luke, chapter 2 verses 8 through 20. Jesus Christ is the greatest gift that has ever been given. He was given for all mankind. John 3:16 says ‘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.’ God loved us so much, and He was not willing to be without us, that He sent His Son Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins so we could be justified by His death and resurrection. Praise God! Jesus Himself took our infirmities (weaknesses), and bare our sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). Jesus took our sins and gave us His righteousnes. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says ‘For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.’ Glory to God! Because of Jesus, we have been justified, or declared righteous by God Himself. We can now stand before the Father as if we had never sinned! That is wonderful news! And it’s all because of Jesus! We have been given forgiveness, redemption, healing, and eternal life; all because of the blood of Jesus Christ. That my friends, is the greatest gift of all. As you celebrate the birth of Jesus, remember that He was the gift to the world from God the Father. Be thankful this Christmas season and remember that Jesus is Lord! Merry CHRISTmas!