2 Corinthians 9:15 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”
So many are enamored with the baby Jesus this time of year and yes it was important Jesus had to come first but Christmas is not a holy day appointed by God nor are we called to remember it in worship. While I know all the festivities of this day will go on unabated we dare not forget any day God’s greatest and unspeakably wondrous gift of His only Son Jesus Christ!
When the joy of Christmas day dies away, will you know the joy that surpasses understanding with the peace and contentment that can only come from knowing Jesus as Savior? Here is another acrostic from my wife on this topic I believed was a very fitting witness to many who will forget themselves in the trappings of the day. From her poetic work called, Truth in Acrostics
JESUS – The greatest gift mankind was given is salvation from his sin so he could spend eternity in Heaven with his Creator. In order for that to happen, God sent his Son to bear our sin on the cross, giving us the choice to accept his gift or reject it. In Matthew 13 below, Jesus’ countrymen were offended that Jesus spoke with authority because they did not, or would not see who he really was. Jesus’ answer to that was basically, a prophet is known and accepted with honor by everyone except his own people because of their unbelief. His final answer is in Luke.
Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Matthew 13:57-58 “And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”
Luke 12:9 “But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.”
Jesus was born and died
Especially for our sake.
Scorned, though guiltless, and tried;
Unwilling to put our lives at stake.
Savior to all, yet by his own denied.
© Copyright 2013 Kathy Beardsley