I want to share a few good reasons to be grateful for Christ and this time of year when we celebrate His birth. It is a very fitting opportunity to take inventory of what you have, as a believer, in the Lord.
Reason one: I am complete in Him. Consider the following verse and ask yourself, what do I really need this Christmas? Better yet, what do I already have this Christmas!?
ï¿½Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in
the world by lust.ï¿½ II Peter 1: 2-4 NIV
Reason two: I am forgiven. Could there be a more cherished gift this Christmas than to know that your sins are forgiven and you have been placed in right standing before God?
..ï¿½so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.ï¿½ Ephesians 2: 7-9 NIV
Reason three: I am Secure in His love. ï¿½For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.ï¿½ Romans 8: 38- 40 NIV
Reason four: He will never leave me. ï¿½Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?” Hebrews 13: 5,6 NIV
I am reminded of a verse of poetry that reads:
ï¿½What I love at Christmas is not found beneath the tree,
Yet it reminds me of another gift, sent one holy night for me.ï¿½
No earthly gifts or treasures can compare to the Gift of Christ and the salvation He offers. Take time for thanks, take time for reflection and take time to consider a few good reasons why Christmas is truly a spectacular time of the year.
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