Merry Christmas to one and all from the staff of Arsenal of the King. Our prayer is God will bless you through the gift of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. While we may not know the actual birthdate of the Messiah, we do know people all around the world celebrate His birth on Christmas. We celebrate giving presents decorated with ribbons and bows to honor the greatest gift of all, God’s present to us; His Son was born in a manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes. Christ was given to all mankind by Father God as a sacrifice to atone for our sins so we could have a relationship with God. You see, a lamb for a man was Abels lamb, and a lamb for a nation was the Passover lamb, but the Lamb for the sins of the whole world was Christ the only perfect Lamb. Therefore, we should celebrate the birth of Christ because His birth was the earthly beginning of our beautiful redemption story. My friend God loves you so much He sent His Son so you could be redeemed to Him. Won’t you open your gift? All you have to do is receive Him.
Receive God’s Gift
“12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
“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.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”