I'm pretty content this holiday season. I managed to think of two things to tell my parents to get me for Christmas, but really if I get neither I'll be fine. As I read over the usual Christmas passages, I'm reminded of the priceless gift God has given us: Christ. It's a gift we could never repay Him for. But the thing I love about God's gift of His Son and the opportunity for eternal life is that everyone has access to this gift. There is no age limit, the gift is unisex, and one size fits all. If you haven't already accepted this free gift from God, I encourage you to seek it this Christmas season.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved...As the Scripture says, 'Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.'” (Romans 10: 9, 11)
I guarantee your life will be better. I'm not saying it will be perfect, but you'll gain a Savior and a hope to live in this fallen world. A verse I’ve been using lately to encourage myself:
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)
Have you accepted God's priceless gift? Do you know someone who needs to accept His gift? Talk to them today.
“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call on him while he is near…Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.” (Isaiah 55: 6-7)
Salvation is the perfect gift from someone who knows us better than we know ourselves.
“For just as the suffering of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.” (1 Corinthians 1:5)
Hi! I'm Marilyn!