Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kindness and Love at Christmas

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, Titus 3:5

If you are still uncertain what Christmas is about, here is one of the reasons for Christmas revealed in Scripture. Christmas is about the kindness and love of God our Savior. All of humanity was lost in sin. We were in need of someone to save us. We had no ability to save ourselves. We could not make ourselves worthy of saving. But the kindness and love of God defied our unworthiness, and our undeserving. Think about that for a moment, God our Savior, who is Jesus, showed us love and kindness. He came to this fallen world,suffered unjustly at the hands of sinful men so that we could be saved. The kindness and love of God was manifested in the person and work of Jesus. If you don't know it yet listen and read carefully, GOD LOVES YOU! God has shown you mercy and kindness. He has appeared, taken your place on the cross so that you could be saved. Oh blessed Christmas gift of salvation and eternal life, God with us Immanuel! It's my prayer that if you haven't received this gift of salvation, that you would. Unwrap the mercy and kindness and love of God for you. Be a wise man or women,and seek out this King.
Sometimes we assume that Christmas is only about presents under a tree, but more importantly it is about the "presence" of Jesus on a "tree", the tree of Calvary's Cross so that we could be saved. Merry Christmas!