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‘Tis the season for Christmas trees, presents, family and lots of good food. Don’t get me wrong: It is fun to give and receive gifts, and good to spend time with family. However, Christmas has become so commercialized that most people believe it’s more about family and gifts than the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. But, it’s much more than that — Christmas is about the salvation of the world.
God sent His only Son to die for us so that all of mankind would have the opportunity to have our sins forgiven and a relationship with God. When Jesus came, He was born, walked the earth, and gave His life for every one of us who would believe in Him. Christmas is a celebration of that birth — that the Savior of the world has come, Emmanuel (God with us).
Salvation is the greatest gift mankind has ever received. We should honor it, and honor Jesus as Savior. I am so grateful for what Jesus has done for me. His sacrifice has given me a life and, more importantly, a relationship with God. As we celebrate Christmas this Friday, let’s remember the purpose of His birth — the incredible sacrifice He made for our salvation.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas.
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, December 21, 2015 @ 5:33 AM CDT
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