The most important day of the year has finally arrived. The day we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior...JESUS. Happy birthday JESUS!!!
When you wake up on Christmas morning what is the first thing you think about? I know as kids it's going to be what's under the tree. But as you get older and know what Christmas is really all about the first thing you should think about is JESUS. He is the reason we celebrate Christmas. For most of my life I never really thought that way. Sure...I knew, in my head, that Christmas was to celebrate His birth but I never made the connection in my heart. Christmas is just one more thing, in my long list of things, that have a whole new meaning for me. This is my third Christmas as a Christian and it seems that this year it has made a bigger impact on me than any time before...
An awesome GOD came to earth and was born in the form of a baby. He did this for one reason. So HE could live among us for a few short years and then be tortured and put to death. JESUS was put to death so that we could have life. Eternal life...yes. But also an amazing life while we are here in our earthly bodies. Your life might not be considered special by the standards of the world we live in but, if you know JESUS as your SAVIOR, your life couldn't be any better. If you don't know HIM as your SAVIOR you don't know what you are missing. If your life starts falling apart, you can still have Peace. JESUS will always be there for you in every moment...good or bad.
If your anxious you can do what 1 Peter 5:7 says;
Cast all your anxiety on HIM because HE cares for you.
If you just find your self stuck in some problem, do what Psalm 50:15 says;
Call upon ME in the day of trouble; I will deliver you.
If you are worried, there is Philippians 4:6;
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to GOD.
If you need strength and renewal Isaiah 40:31 is for you;
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Talk to JESUS and tell HIM what you need. You have to remember that above all else, GOD is love. HE really just loves you, loves you, loves you.
If you don't know HIM today you can. You can receive the best gift you will ever get this Christmas. It's a free gift. You can't put a price on it because it is priceless. If you want to except this gift just say a short prayer asking JESUS to forgive you of your sins. Ask HIM to come into your life and to help you to live a life that is pleasing to HIM. Then you have to really believe that HE did forgive you and that HE will help you. Talk to HIM all the time, read HIS Word and find a church you can go to where you can learn about HIM.
Remember, JESUS is the real reason for the season.