Well, it’s almost that time of year again… yes, Christmas!
But, really, what is the greatest present imaginable? Is it a new Playstation? Or clothing item? Or workout machine?
Is it not the lowly Jesus that came as a babe in the manger? Is it not the humble servant who is returning in glory one day to judge the nations?
You see, this Good News is that it’s a free gift of God (Eph. 2:8-9). You see that is the most attractive part! There are some things that money simply cannot buy. Love, yes. Salvation, certainly. It is a gift that costs nothing for us, but it cost everything for our Saviour, when He died on the cross 2,000 years ago. Most things in this world require some sort of payment with cash or barter. But NOT our salvation.
In considering the needs around us this holiday season, will you remember and treasure that priceless gift that He gave us? In all the busyness of Christmas, will you not forget the One who came to give us life and life abundant (Jn. 10:10)? Let’s slow down and remember the One who paid the ultimate sacrifice for sinful humanity, something we absolutely could not do ourselves. Let’s take the time to share this wonderful news to others, as I mentioned in my previous post.
With all the needs out there, it can seem overwhelming. World poverty. Hatred. Sexual misconduct. The list goes on. Even good things seem impossible on human terms. How can we afford paying for enough Bibles to be sent to China—or India—so that folks can learn more about God? But let us remember that with God, nothing is impossible (Matt. 19:26).