The Best Christmas Gift
How many gifts are ignored while the child plays with the packaging? Yet, even when we focus on the Christ at Christmas, we often get no further than the packaging—angels, manger, shepherds, etc.
The true gift of Christmas is eternal life. This life is in God’s Son. No one gets one without the other. And the life is the purpose of the Son. He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
The gift is free to us, but it cost the Son his own life: we have been bought with his blood (the life is in the blood).
There are two aspects to receiving this gift of eternal life: first we must acknowledge that we need eternal life. He came “to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
Secondly we need to place our trust in Him as our rescuer. He came “to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
His promise is that “as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name….” (John 1:18)
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