What does Christmas mean to you? Parties and presents? Sleigh bells and Santa? Festivities and food? Children waiting excitedly. Mum and Dad frantically preparing, preparing for the day when everything must be perfect. So much to do. So much pressure. No time to pause.
Let me take you back – back to that first Christmas. An uncomplicated affair. A young man and his heavily pregnant wife searching for a bed. No room at the inn. A bed amongst the animals. The Baby born in a lowly stable. No fuss. Amid the smell and noise of the animals, the King was ushered into the world.
This Baby – born with His eyes on Calvary. For you. For me.
Do you see Him?
Is there room in your heart for Him?
This Baby was God’s rescue plan. For you. For me.
This Baby who was there at The Beginning was sent to “rescue us from a life of disconnection with God.” (Leon Evans)
This Baby bridges the gap between us and God, created by Adam and Eve in The Garden.
Christmas and Easter are linked. We cannot have one without the other.
Jesus the greatest gift of all longs for you to know Him. He longs for you to hear Him. He longs for you to see Him. He longs for you. For me.
This Christmas instead of listening for sleigh bells on the roof, listen for the call of Jesus in your heart.
Instead of searching for that perfect present, please realise you already have the Greatest Gift of all. Who else loves you enough to die for you?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son” (John 3:16)
This Christmas make room in your heart and your home for Jesus who loved you so much that He stretched His arms out wide on that cross at Calvary. For you. For me.
The Greatest Gift. The greatest love of all.
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Thank you for your lovely words!
Amen! My favorite part: “This Baby – born with His eyes on Calvary”. One of my favorite traditions at our church is the candlelight Christmas Eve celebration, where we also partake of communion to celebrate not only His birth, but His death & resurrection – all part of this wonderful Christmas message of love for us from God the Father.