God wrapped Himself in human flesh and came to earth, born as a baby in Bethlehem. When a child is born, one of the first questions is, “Boy or girl?” Then, “How much does he weigh?” When Jesus was born, He could have weighed seven pounds. That’s seven pounds of salvation!
The Messiah wasn’t big, just an infant weighing a few pounds and lying in a manger. But He took on the biggest job that was ever assigned—the responsibility to redeem you and me. Jesus was destined to grow up and purchase salvation with His own life.
The apostle John tries to help us understand this in John 1:14 (MSG), “The Word became flesh and blood. . . . . We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” Jesus Christ, the eternal God, the Creator of the world, became flesh for one reason—to save us.
Because Christ was born, we have the opportunity to be redeemed (or bought back and “saved”) from sin. This gift of salvation means we can choose to spend eternity in God’s family, and that can start right now. We choose to be rescued from darkness. We choose to accept or deny Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We choose to open His wonderful gift.
Without Christ, there is no Christmas. Without salvation, there is no celebration. Without deliverance, there is no hope of Heaven, no healing, no infilling of the Holy Spirit. But with Christ, we have it all! And Christmas is the time we celebrate His birth.
Don’t let this be just another holiday! Along with all the other festivities, let’s remember what the angel said in Luke 2:10–11 (NKJV), “Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Without Christ, there is no Christmas.Kenneth E. Hagin
Receive God’s Gift
God gave what He treasured the most— Jesus, His only Son. His gift of eternal life is free to those who believe it is true. Have you accepted His gift by believing in Jesus as your Lord and Savior? If not, you can! Pray this prayer from your heart:
Father, I believe you love me and that you sent Your only Son to die for me. I turn from my way of doing things, and I turn toward Jesus. I receive the free gift of His life in exchange for my old life. I place my faith and trust in Jesus alone to save me.
Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me and forgiving all my sin. I receive you as my Savior and Lord. I want to know and follow You all the days of my life. Let today be the beginning of my new journey as a member of Your family. Thank you for being the way for me to come home. Amen.
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Kenneth E. Hagin
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