I love Christmas! I think almost everybody loves Christmas too. With all the heavy preparations, the music, the decorations, gifts, parties, home-coming, family gathering, even the cold weather, white snow blanketing the landscape etc. The euphoria is enough to keep people away from the real reason of Christmas. However, there is more to all these in Christmas. We should learn to appreciate the real reason for Christmas. No, I'm not trying to be a wet blanket, I love Christmas too, I love all the hooplah of the season. I'm gonna put up a decoration too..I hope to attend some parties as well :)
You see, I was at the nail shop and this Vietnamese guy who is obviously not a Christian responded that he was getting ready to do some Christmas decorations but he doesn't believe in Jesus and I regret that he didn't let me talk to him about Jesus Jesus is no longer the baby in a manger! He grew up! There was a reason for His coming into this world, not just for us to have some nice Christmas period and it ends there. People are dying and going to hell because either nobody told them about Jesus or they didn't believe. Of what purpose is it that somebody celebrates Christmas every year and still end up in hell not because of his/her sins but because he /she wouldn't or couldn't receive the salvation Jesus brought for us all.
Jesus came to save us, We are the reason for Christmas. He came so that we can have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:10. We must tell it to the world so that as we eat our Christmas goodies we will also remember the most important goody of all...HEAVEN!! Unless you openly confess Jesus as the Lord of your life, believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you are doomed forever. This is no joke.
Romans Chapter 10 verse 8-10 says, "But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
What are you waiting for? Open your mouth and make that confession if you have not yet done it, Say, "Lord Jesus, I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead and I confess you as the Lord of my life." Then find a Bible believing church and join so you can learn more about Jesus and your new life in Christ. It's really not hard, that's why the Bible said that the Word is near you, even in your mouth. You only gotta believe and confess it. I
f you just did this, congratulations to you! Welcome to the family of God!!
Now let's make Christmas fun and tell the world why Jesus came and yes...have a merry Chrsitmas in advance! XOs to you all.