God’s Free and Greatest Gift
A pair of Steph Curry – Under Armour gym shoes - $180
A Gucci handbag - $800
An iPhone 15 - $1,000
A new SUV (sports utility vehicle) - $50,000
Eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ – free and priceless!
For many, the Christmas season can be described with words such as happy, stressful, chaotic and joyful, and sometimes all four.
Certainly, there will be the purchasing and exchanging of gifts among relatives, friends and co-workers as is our custom for the Christmas celebration. There will be some who methodically plan and budget to a penny what will be spent for the season and towards gifts, while others will be totally shocked when the credit card statement makes its dreaded arrival in January 2024.
God’s Greatest Gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ still stands “head and shoulders” above all other gifts. Eternal life is the most precious possession anyone can receive. As with any gift, eternal life is offered (to everyone) and each person can accept or actually reject this precious gift.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12)
God gave His precious gift to all mankind out of divine love for us. The birth of Jesus Christ was foretold some 700 years before His arrival through a virgin birth to die and pay the penalty for each person’s sin (Isaiah 7:14, 53:5). While eternal life is still free to all who accept it, eternal life is very expensive; its value was the life of Jesus Christ. On the first Christmas, the angels announced that the Savior was born.
“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
It is a fact that the Savior was born to die for our sins (Romans 5:6). It was through Christ’s death and His third day resurrection we all have the right to eternal life.
So, as you go through the Christmas season with emotions and moments ranging from happy, stressful, chaotic, and joyful, remember to thank the Lord for His Greatest Gift to us all, eternal life through Jesus Christ, still free and priceless!
In His Service,
Roy Newman, Senior Pastor