Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Â Â Â Â Â Isaiah 7:14 (WEB)
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Â Â Â Â Romans 3:23-24 (NIV)
Why did Jesus, God-in-the-flesh, humble Himself to be born in a barn? Because I needed a Savior. Without Jesus, without this Gift that I am SO unworthy to receive, I would be dead. I would have no hope.
In the next two days, I will hear â€œThe Little Drummer Boyâ€. I will sing â€œJoy to the Worldâ€ and â€œSilent Nightâ€. There will be candles, poinsettias, the smell of pine, and people to hug my neck. I will weep for those who do not stand next to me and feel the comfort of the One who always does stand with me. I have sinned. I still sin. And yet, I have Hope.
Do you hear what I hear? Do you see what I see? Do you know what I know?
For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Isaiah 9:6 (WEB)
Let us spend time with our Savior. Take some quiet time late on Christmas Eve in front of that beautiful tree with its many lights and just allow yourself to think about best gift you have ever received…Jesus. With that quiet preparation, His Spirit will show you how to show others the miracle of Jesus in your life. Let us give away our best gift…Jesus.
See you next week.