Thursday, December 26, 2013
Christmas Is God's Gift
In review of 1 Timothy 2:5 it says, “There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. Jesus was truly human, and he gave himself to rescue all of us.”
For there is only one God, and only one Mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus who gave himself to rescue us.
What this means to me:
There is only one God and Christ is the only one who can bring me to Him. Jesus paid the ultimate price and became human, giving himself up in order to rescue me and you. On Christmas we celebrate this Good News. Contrary to what many believe and practice, Christmas is not all about the good news of special gifts, big meals or spending time with friends and family. Christmas is the representation of the Good News of God’s love. The Bible explains that I am (or we are) lost without God. On my own I’m directionless and without protection from God. My potential eternal impact upon the world goes unfulfilled. I am without real joy and my eternity in Heaven isn’t secure. The Good News about Christmas is that God sent Jesus to seek and save the lost. The Bible says, “There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. Jesus was truly human, and he gave himself to rescue all of us” (1 Timothy 2:5 CEV). Jesus came to rescue me. On my own I can’t possibly solve my problems and I’m trapped in the expectations of others. I’m only living for the approval of my peers. I’m trapped in addictions. And as much as I can try to change, I personally don’t have the power to escape it on my own. The power I need comes from Jesus. Without Christ, I can only long to recover my strength, confidence, reputation, innocence, and my relationship with God. Jesus came to reconnect me. Jesus came to Earth on the first Christmas to reconcile me to God, to give me harmony with him again. Jesus came to Earth to give me the gift of himself. To many people celebrate his birthday without accepting his free gift of salvation. It goes unwrapped year after year after year. I was made by God and for God. Jesus came to reconnect me back to God.
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