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Word for the day “Gift that keeps on giving”

10 Dec

Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV) For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

In a Theological sense God is omnipresent, which means that everywhere we go, God is there, and wherever we find ourselves the Lord is there (Psalm 139:7-8). But, if we really want God with us, and more specifically if we want Christ living in our hearts; then we must turn from our sins and believe in and accept Jesus into our lives. This is called “Basic Christianity” you can read the book by John Stott when you have a chance?

The beautiful baby in the manger came with an express purpose, and that was to die for the sins of the world. The birth of Jesus was so there would be the death of Jesus and, ultimately, the resurrection of Jesus. He was born to die so that we might live. Yes this Christ-Mas season I thought I’d remind of why the baby Jesus was born!

I don’t know personally the pain of losing a child. And I think, for a parent, there is no greater pain than this. God knows all about that, and knows what it is like to lose a child. We talk about the sacrifice of Jesus, and justly so, as Jesus came to this earth, laid aside His privileges of deity, and voluntarily went to a cross and died for the sins of the world. But let’s not forget the sacrifice of the Father who watched His Son enter this world. The simple Gospel message today family of God, let’s not forget.

Isaiah 9:6 sums it up perfectly: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

That gives us the perspective of both heaven and earth. From earth’s perspective, unto us a child was born. That is what we celebrate in this Christmas season. But from heaven’s perspective, unto us a Son is given. The Father sent the Son, and did this because God loves all of us (John 3:16), because He wants us to have the ultimate gift: the gift of eternal life. It’s the only “Gift that keeps on giving”, have marvelous day!

All my Heart,
Pastor James

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Posted by on December 10, 2013 in Daily Inspiration

 

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