The Christmas Gift…
Oh Christmas tree oh Christmas tree, Thy leaves are so unchanging. Not only green when summer’s here but also when it’s cold and drear. Oh Christmas tree Thy leaves are so unchanging. Such pleasure do you bring me, thee candles shine so brightly! There is only splendor for the sight. How richly God has decked thee! Thou bidst us true and faithful be, and trust in God unchangingly. O Christmas tree! How richly God has decked thee!
Keep those words in your mind as we turn back to that silent night where there was no room for Joseph and Mary to have comfort to give birth to this child. Who was this child? That baby in the manager is God! Immanuel! Matthew 1:23 BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”
Christmas is a celebration of God’s love toward mankind. The innocence of a babe as a tender child, an expressed image of God. Matthew 1:21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
What a silent holy peaceful night as the Savior entered the world.
Jesus our Lord the Son of God took on the body of human flesh so He could bear in that body the sins of the world. Grace abounds much to all who believe. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Apostle Paul stated in Colossians 1:19-20 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him 20) and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Christmas is the celebration of God’s ultimate “gift” to you. Embrace Gods unchanging love. Unwrap your gift by believing Jesus died for your sins, put your trust in him and receive your mercy and grace. This year as you gather around the Christmas tree shining brightly may your heart be warmed with how faithful and true Gods love is and always will be for you.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas and goodwill to all,
Hope Givers Cowboy Church