Thursday, December 20

The Christmas gift

The ultimate Christmas gift was given at Easter!

The creation story of Genesis 1 is the beginning of the redemption story of Jesus Christ that John tells us about in John 1. The Christmas story is the beginning of the redemption story of the incarnation of Jesus that is fulfilled in the Easter story.

While the Christmas story has nothing to do with the secular holiday of gift giving that it has become, it is about a priceless gift. It is about the only gift that a human being needs or will ever need. It is a free gift that was paid for by Jesus Christ in the Easter story. It is the gift of eternal life to all who have faith in the Easter story.

It is about the uncaused cause for which the secular humanists have no answer.

Romans 6:23 gives us the bottom line of having and not having this gift, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Have you received this gift? If not, then consider accepting the only gift you really need!


Craver Vii said...

Now THAT's what I call a big bang!

I did a double-take about the phrase "uncaused cause," but I get it, and you're right.

donsands said...

"It is the gift of eternal life"

Amen. Good words Wayne. I pray that the gift that Christ has brought to us, and granted to us, will become more and more overwhelming to our souls as we grow in our understanding of how sinful we are, and what we truly deserve, and how great His mercy is.

"Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary."

Have a wonderful Christmas.

mark pierson said...

Faith alone, in Christ alone...

mark pierson said...

My good friend, Wayne - Merry Christmas to you and yours!

jazzycat said...

Thanks for all the comments.
Mark, thanks my friend and I also wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Steve said...

Merry Christmas!