Following God's Example - Part 4

December 25, 2015, 12:00 am


Offering the Gift of the Savior

The highlight of the Charlie Brown Christmas movie takes place when Linus recites several verses from the second chapter of the Book of Luke. Verse 11 of this passage says: “For unto you in the town of David a savior has been born: He is Christ the Lord.” Linus finishes reciting the verses, walks off the stage and says to Charlie Brown, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

It is easy this time of year to get caught up in the busyness of the Christmas season. There is so much to do. With all the parties, shopping, programs and Christmas specials, it would be easy to go through the season without ever focusing on what Christmas is all about.

Every year in December I take some time to read the biblical accounts of the birth of Christ. I try to reflect on what it meant to our world that God sent His one and only son to earth as a baby. This event literally changed the world. I take time to reflect on the impact Jesus as my savior has on my life.

As you read this blog, Christmas is either over or almost here. Up to this point, have you taken time to think about what Christmas is all about? If not, I would encourage you to open up a Bible and read from the second chapter of the Book of Luke. Allow the words the angel spoke to the shepherds to sink into your mind. As you reflect on "For unto you is born a Savior," think about what that phrase means.

God is offering us a gift at Christmas time. He is offering us a savior who will rescue us from the bondage of our sinful behavior. This means that, with Christ, we can rid our lives of those habits that mess up our lives. We can replace fear and worry with peace.

God is so generous to offer us such an amazing gift. For those of you who have accepted his gift, consider offerng Christ to others. I want to challenge you to remind other people that Jesus is the true reason for the Christmas season. It may not be politically correct to talk about Christ at Christmas. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If Christmas didn’t originate with Jesus, where did it come from? Merry Christmas!

Talk to you next year!

Tom  

 

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