1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful naturea and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
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What comes in your mind when we talk about Christmas? Some are thinking about parties, drinks, gifts, bonuses, money and festivities. Some are thinking about abundance and prosperity. Some says it’s the birthday of Jesus. Yes, it’s true, it’s not exactly the date of birth of Jesus but once in a year we used to commemorate the birth of our Lord Jesus. We can celebrate Christmas everyday of our lives if we just only knew the real meaning of it. Have you ever think what’s the real meaning of Christmas?
Christmas is about Jesus. It’s His birthday, we are celebrating His life. He was sent by our Father in Heaven to save us from our sins. Some says it’s not biblical to celebrate Christmas, yes it’s true, some says it’s paganism, yes it’s true, It is true because most of us nowadays celebrate Christmas because it’s Christmas. Most of us doesn’t know what is Christmas all about. Why can’t we celebrate the real meaning of the coming of Jesus in our lives? Christmas is about Him and only Him. If someone celebrates it’s birthday we used to give gifts, isn’t it? It’s Jesus’ Birthday and He wants also a gift from us…you might be wondering how, since Jesus is God so he doesn’t need a gift at all…but He does. Jesus wants our lives. He wants us to surrender our lives to Him. He wants us to follow Him, He wants us to celebrate life with Him. We are sinners but He pay the price on the cross for us. That’s how much He loves us. WE ARE THE REASON WHY THERE IS CHRISTMAS because our Father in Heaven does not want us to live in sins. WE ARE THE REASON WHY HE DIED ON THE CROSS. I realized that there’s something that God can’t do…we all know that there’s no impossible with Him but NO. There’s something that He can’t do…HE CAN’T TAKE AWAY HIS LOVE FROM US! He even allow the fate His only son to die on the cross for the sake of our salvation.
More than 2,000 years ago when Jesus leaves footprints here on earth. But why most of us can’t accept the foot prints that He leaves in our hearts? Why we keep on rejecting Him as our Lord and our only savior? Why can’t we live with our God? He has proven His love to us from the very first beat of our heart up to the last breath we have in our lives but why we keep on questioning his love for us. Christmas is love and it’s not about me…it;s not about you…it’s not about us…it’s about the love of Jesus.