Merry Christmas to all of us ... a most blessed Christmas to us all. Yes, believer and unbeliever alike are witness to the divine love of God, a love greater than tongue can tell, a love that defines us and our world, a love we believe or not.
Christmas is a wonderful celebration of faith and love. Without that newborn baby there would be no bloody cross, no cold tomb, no quiet resurrection, no glorious ascension and certainly no joyous return ... without the gift of that Son, eternity would be hopeless for all of us ... nothing but condemnation and separation; without this beautiful child there cannot be any celebration.
The greatest gift ever given or received is the grace of Emmanuel. It is the best present under the tree... ours for the unwrapping, simply the most lovely and extravagant gospel of Jesus Christ.
God became flesh and blood, skin and bone for you and me. Think about it ... He gave us Himself, all of us, believer and unbeliever alike, so He could suffer and die on the cruel Roman cross for the sin debt of all mankind. He resurrected and defeated the grave to show us all the way home, and He will return to clean up the mess we have made of things.
The gift is given to all and all we must do is receive it. So, merry Christmas to believer and unbeliever. To us believers, we should not let our hearts be troubled; to the unbeliever the heart of the problem is a problem of the heart ... time is short.
My dear old dad used to say, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” All worship, all honor and praise, all glory is His alone ... He is the main thing.
Also, while we’re at it, let us give thanks for His precious provision of rain.
William Van Amber Fields