A gift not fully opened

So it’s Christmas Eve once again. As we got to our hotel I asked the desk clerk, “Is there any room at your inn?”  Fortunately the wife, at our ages, isn’t great with child !  At any rate, it’s a wonderful time to be a Christian isn’t it?  Over 2000 years ago now God sent His Son to be incarnated as a human to eventually die for us. He was born to die !  What a gift !!!

For many, this time of year holds fond memories of Christmases past and for some there are some not so great remembrances but for all, this is a fresh Christmas Eve with a special significance to each of us who are saved.  No matter what our pasts, the future is very bright as a child of God because of that Child Who adopted a manger as His new resting place rather than a Throne on high ! Micah wrote, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” (5:2)   Incredible to fathom and when you think about it, anything in the past is eclipsed by what the prophet uttered here, that the very Son of God should lower Himself so to come to us to save us so !

So today and this Christmas remember that whatever may seek to “dog” you of the joy you ought to be experiencing today, Jesus Christ came FOR YOU !  He left the glory of heaven’s grandeur for little Bethlehem’s stable to seek and to save that which was lost once: YOU !  And in His salvation to you gave to you the greatest gift you will ever open and is yet to be fully opened and when it is you will be overflowing with joy !!!

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