Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Greatest Gift

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. We buy presents bake homemade goodies and spend extra time with our loved ones. We do this because we love them and we want to show that love by giving something special to them.
The gifts we choose to give cost the receiver nothing. All they have to do is accept the gift and unwrap it in order to receive it.
As we celebrate Christmas today, let's not forget about the greatest gift ever given to us. His name is Jesus. He was God's gift, given because God loved us and wanted to show that love to us. The Bible says in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have eternal life."
This gift did not cost us one single thing, but it cost God His Son. He freely gave His Son for our Salvation because He loved us and cared about us and He wants a relationship with us.
All we have to do to receive God's gift is accept it from Him.
Too often the accepting part is the hardest. We feel unworthy of God's Love. We do not feel like we are good enough to accept Salvation.
The truth is none of us are good enough for God's Love, but that doesn't stop Him from extending His Grace and Mercy to us.
He loves us so much, that He overlooks our faults and just simply loves us.
If you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, all you have to do is follow the ABC's of Salvation. First, Admit you are a sinner and Ask for God's forgiveness. Second, Believe in Jesus and become a child of God by receiving Christ. Third, Confess that Jesus is your Lord.

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