Tuesday, December 25, 2012

God With Us

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:14 ESV)

For many, Christmas is nothing more than getting stuff and an excuse for unbridled revelry. Of course, this obscures its true meaning: the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Creator of the universe left eternity and entered time to take on a tent of human flesh and to live among us.  Not only that, He came on a rescue mission to save broken men and women from sin and death by living a sinless life and dying in our place on Calvary’s cross.   (Romans 5:10)

In addition, He triumphed over death by rising from the dead for our justification. (Romans 4:25, I Cor 15)

And He offers to us the gift of eternal life to us as a free gift.  (Romans 6:23) All we need to do to receive it is to repent from our sins and place our trust in Him as our Savior and Lord.  (Acts 3:19, Romans 10:9-10)

“Christ has not left going forth yet. And when he goes forth, recollect, he goes to Bethlehem. Have you a Bethlehem in your heart? Are you little? will go forth to you yet. Go home and seek him by earnest prayer. If you have been made to weep on account of sin, and think yourself too little to be noticed, go home, little one! Jesus comes to little ones; his goings forth were of old, and he is going forth now. He will come to your poor old house; he will come to your poor wretched heart; he will come, though you are in poverty, and clothed in rags, though you are destitute, tormented, and afflicted; he will come, for his goings forth have been of old from everlasting. Trust him, trust him, trust him; and he will go forth to abide in your heart for ever.” - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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