Did you know
there are actually two Christmases? One is the Christmas of commercialism and overeating, overdrinking, and overspending. The other Christmas is one of love, joy, peace, and adoration of the One whose birthday we celebrate.
The real Christmas is a vivid demonstration of God’s love. In 1 John 4:9-10, the Bible says: “This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
Jesus Christ was God’s love gift to the world. He came into the world, was born of a virgin, and lived among us humans.
The Christ Child of that first Christmas is the One who, 30 years later, sacrificially died for the sins of the world on a cross, and who rose again on the third day by the power of God.
That is why, as we read in Romans 6:23, “the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
To experience and know God’s gift of eternal life, you must receive Jesus Christ. John 1:12 says: “To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” This privilege can be yours. Pray right now and receive God’s marvelous gift today.
“Jesus Christ was God’s love gift to the world.”