There can be no surprise that opinions abound regarding Christmas, just as they do with most things. As I have stated many times in my writing, I believe in the Bible as a solid foundation. The Bible tells us the origins of Christmas. The real deal – not something made up. I know not everyone believes the Bible, but I have found the Bible to be true and trustworthy.
The Bible tells us that we are sinners. We have chosen to do wrong, hurtful things (Romans 3:10). The Bible tells us there is a punishment for wrong (Romans 6:23). The punishment is more than we can pay – we can only be saved by faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).
The verse I posted today tells us about Christmas. When the time God chose came, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born of Mary. Jesus grew up to die on the cross. His shed blood paid the penalty for our sin (Hebrews 9:22). This makes it possible for us to be a part of God’s family. Those of us who have trusted in Christ know the joy of becoming God’s child. I pray you will learn this if you have not. There is no greater joy.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus to be born to pay the penalty for our sin. Please help me to share this joy with others. I want to see them come to know You and the joy only You can bring.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.