Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Today Reminder - 20 December 2011

My prayer for you for today is that the gift you receive and the gift that you give is the gift of knowing Jesus. In Jesus Name.

Romans 6:22-23
But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

It’s Christmas time. Yes in five days the world will be celebrating Christmas. I remember as a kid how we loved this time of the year. You make your wish list and then on Christmas day we open our presents. We obviously could never wait, so we almost always opened our gifts the night before Christmas, then the absolute surprise at getting the right present was just amazing. I still have these images in my head, memories of a tree filled with lights as our family sat around it watching as each one opened their gift. As we get closer to Christmas day I can’t help to think and wonder how God must feel. It is one of the most important events in history and the world is in chaos to make an extra cent. We are overwhelmed with marketing and specials that will end on Christmas day. We get sms messages with specials on all kinds of weird things and everybody is trying to take advantage of this out of control shopping frenzy. Did we forget? Do we actual know and remember what this time of year is all about? You see, the greatest gift is free. I write about this quite often, but it is so important: “But the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Christmas should not be a once in year thing, Christmas should be a way of life. We should celebrate the gift of eternal life each day. We should tell other about it so that each and every person can receive the true gift of Christmas. Bring Jesus back into your Christmas stocking this year, and make Him an everyday celebration. My prayers are with each one of you, may God bless you and your families in this wonderful season and the new season that lies ahead.

Merry Christmas friend of Jesus.

Have an awesome day!