Normally on Saturdays I respond to Comments and e-mails, however, with today being Christmas Day, I wanted to share some thoughts with you about this holiday.
Christmas Day is the day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The greatest gift a loving God could ever give us. How many of you would be willing to sacrifice your son for the sins of others? It’s hard enough for many people to accept responsibility for their own mistakes let alone pay restitution for the mistakes of others. And it’s not for just one other person’s mistakes but for all of mankind’s mistakes; past, present and future.
So often I hear critics ask how could a loving God allow such bad things to happen, but they fail to see the ultimate act of love that God performed when He sent His only begotten Son to us as a tiny babe.
Imagine if you can, being the Creator God, the one who has the power to create an entire universe ex nihilo (out of nothing), finding yourself in the form of a helpless human baby. Imagine God the Son lying there unable to feed Himself or communicate with anyone around Him. Imagine God the Son laying there in a dirty diaper and realize how embarrassed we are if we ever have a urinary or bowel accident. The closest thing I can think of to compare to this would be if a human had an accident or a stroke and found themselves completely incapable of talking, moving and doing anything to take care of themselves, yet being fully mentally alert to everything going on around you. How humiliating would you feel when someone else had feed you and clean you up and change your soiled clothes? Then magnify that humiliation to an infinite degree and you may have a glimpse of what Jesus must have felt.
Furthermore, He endured all of this humiliation for the sole purpose to eventually be beaten to a bloody pulp and then hung on a cross to die a slow and horrific death and worst yet, to have His heavenly Father turn His face away from Him and condemn Him to Hell because of US!
What we celebrate today is the occasion when God humbled Himself beyond our comprehension to endure a punishment beyond our worst nightmare because He loves every one of us. There is no greater gift than the one He gave us. All we have to do is to reach out and take it from Him. For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, Not of works, lest any man should boast himself. Ephesians 2:8-9.
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