Have you ever thought about how this world would be had Jesus not been born? I shudder to think about it.
Imagine a world of no absolutes without any standards of right or wrong. Mankind has always had a sin problem, but we do have a choice and a wrong choice brings bondage, imprisoning the human soul. It’s not just for a lifetime, but for eternity. At the point of death, the dye is cast. There are no second chances, no “do-overs.”
Rebellion became so great in Noah’s day; God had to purge the land with a flood.
Sodom and Gomorrah are examples of the depths of human degradation.
There are those who would try to rewrite the Bible to justify his or her actions by compromising situations and rationalizing actions. However, the truth remains. God’s word is still God’s word, the truth of the ages, and his word “will never pass away” (Daniel 7:14).
Even though man rejected and rebelled against God, His love is so great he had a plan to redeem his creation: “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” (John 3:16).
The good news is that Jesus did come. It’s what Christmas is all about. The Christ Child’s birth brings hope for the hopeless and strength for the helpless. The only way any of us will ever get out of this life alive is through Jesus: “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).
Jesus in one’s life makes all the difference. Nothing is impossible to the believer. We overcome by “the blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony” (Revelation 2:11). The enemy was forever defeated by Jesus’ sacrifice.
No matter how hard the world tries, they will never be able to take Christmas away from the human heart. So a celebration is in order. “Let earth receive her King.”
Allow the joy of the season to flood your being. The Christ Child brings light and hope to a darkened world. Let Christmas happen in your life. The “most wonderful time of the year” reminds even the worst “Scrooge” that “A Savior is born.” He is the Prince of Peace. Truly it is “Joy to the World!” We are saved from the ravages of sin. What a Savior.
Two thousand years have come and gone but he still reigns. He lifts the hearts of the downtrodden. He heals the brokenhearted. He removes the pain of yesterday and brings joy for tomorrow.
This Christmas whenever you see lights, remind yourself “Jesus is the light of the world.” With every gift you give, think of the greatest gift of all, the gift of “Jesus.”
Thank God for sending his son to die for you.
Let’s keep Christmas in our hearts every day of the year.
“To me one thing is certain.
Life’s battles could not be won,
Were I the only one on earth
Still Jesus would have come!”