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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Tomorrow we will celebrate a gift of love like no other in the history of the world.  God sent His only Son from heaven above.  Just think of that, God the Father sent His Son to save us—everyone ever born—from their sins.  It’s an incomprehensible love—which one of us would send our son (or daughter) to suffer and die for anyone else, no matter how “good” they are?  Yet God did not discriminate.  In fact, Jesus died for everyone who has been or ever will be born, no matter how vile or disgusting they are.

All you and I have to do is believe in Jesus as our Savior.  We can’t buy our way into heaven.  We can’t earn our way into heaven.  There is nothing whatsoever we can do to get into heaven on our own.  It comes only by God’s amazing grace.  Wow!  That is the most incredible, wonderful Christmas gift of all.

Jesus came down from heaven, a perfect place, to live the perfect life that you and I cannot.  And then this sinless Son of God (who was both true man and true God) suffered and died for our sins.  But most important of all, He was victorious over the grave.  His resurrection gives you and me a 100% guarantee that we too will live forever in the perfect place called heaven.

God put the “merry” in Christmas.  It wasn’t merry for Jesus and it wasn’t merry for God the Father, but it is merry for you and me because of what God has done for us.
We were without hope, without God’s plan of salvation.  But God in His infinite mercy came to our rescue.

That’s why on December 25th we can sing and rejoice and make merry knowing that God has done it all for us.  He has saved us from our own stupidity and foulness.  He is the Savior of the World.

So indeed, Merry Christmas!

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