It’s Christmas, what a perfect time to speak of the love of Father God for you. God gave you a present because He so loved every person in the world. He gave His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die in our stead to redeem us to God.
“16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” [KJV]
There can be no greater gift than to lay down our life for another, and Creator God gave the best He had His perfect Son (John 15:13). You have been given a present from God, but what did He give you when He gave Jesus Christ His Son?
He gave us in the bright and morning star Who is the light of the world
God gave us the truth and the way to Him because Jesus is the way, the Truth, and the life
He gave us healing because Jesus is Rapha, He is healing, and by His stripes, we are healed
God gave us His Son, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
He gave us the Lamb that was sacrificed for our sins that we may be redeemed
(Hebrews 7:27, 1 John 2:2, and Revelation 1:5)
He gave us the Lion of the tribe of Judah, who roars over the enemy
(Joel 3:16 and Hosea 11:10)
He gave us Emmanuel, God with us
He gave us counsel for He is the great Counselor
He gave us wonder for He is wonderful
He gave us the all-sufficient one, for God shall supply all your needs
He gave us our advocate with the Father
(1 John 2:1)
He gave us the great intercessor who prays for us
(Isaiah 53:12 and Hebrews 7:25)
He gave us the great I AM-our perfect high priest
He gave us the one that holds all things together
He gave us intimacy and communion
(John 15: 14-16 and Revelation 3:20)
He gave us the fulfillment of the law and the prophets
He gave us peace because Jesus it the prince of peace
He gave us hope because Christ is the hope of glory
He gave us the firstborn of the dead
He gave us sanctification through His death
He gave great shepherd of the sheep
He gave us the gospel
(1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
He gave us the door to Him-Jesus is the door
He gave us Himself
He gave us the Holy Spirit Who dwells inside of us
(John 16:07, and Acts 5:32)
He gave us the ability to abide with God
(John 15:5-7, and James 4:8)
He gave us revelation
(Deuteronomy 29:29, Ephesians 1:17, and Revelation 1:1)
He gave us faith and truth, for He is faithful and true
(Hebrews 10:22 and Revelation 19:11)
He gave us everything we will ever need
(Psalm 107:09, Psalm 22:26, and 2 Peter 1:2-8)
He gave us hope when we are hopeless
(Psalm 9:18, Psalm 130:05, and 1 Thessalonians 1:3-5)
This Christmas, we may not understand what will happen in the future, but please recognize we have hope in Him. We know that whatever happens, Jesus will never leave or forsake you because His great love for you is written in the Bible; God is immutable and never lies.
“6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” [KJV]
“3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” [KJV]
“1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.” [KJV]
“17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” [KJV]
May you keep Jesus forever in your heart, Merry Christmas.