Title is from a movie I watched this past Saturday hosted on DayStar tv station.
It tells of how things have changed in this world regarding what Christmas is really all about. Most everywhere you turn Christ is about Santa Claus bringing gifts (or presents) to every good little girl or boy. The parents, grandparents, etc… have made a tradition of celebrating a very special day as something that has not more than a materialistic theme. Although I will grant they the day is mainly for family and close friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company.
Kris Kringle, also known as Santa Claus, (aka Saint Nick) was actually a bishop of the church in the 4th century who made visits to many and what is now called Christmas Eve. He was credited with doing a number of miracles involving sailors and children and became the patron saint of both groups as well as for unmarried girls. In other words, St. Nick was a God-fearing man who loved God enough to show His love to so many around him.
But now we’ve made him extraordinary for doing exactly what he is suppose to do. ‘A new command I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you Love one another.’. – John 13:34-35.
The question is – do they know what Christmas is really all about? Do they care? The real reason is simply that “God came down for a visit.” He was born to a young woman whom God had found favor with because of her devotion to God. He was named JESUS.
Jesus Christ [God made flesh] came to us as a baby who grew to be a man. God spent 33 years with us as a man to show us how to love as He loved.
Now, wouldn’t this world be a different place is we could but just grasp this concept and put it into action not just some of the time BUT all the time. Wouldn’t it be something if we could make this kind love real in our lives? How much happier we’d be to be changed from the inside-out by God’s gracious and merciful love.
There is only one way to get to heaven. You can’t work yourself into God’s goodness nor can you buy your way in. You can’t even rationalize it with any superior intellect. You can only enter heaven by an act of FAITH.
ACCEPT God’s extended hand of mercy and grace by BELIEVING Jesus Christ is the one and only true Son of God. CONFESS all your wrong-doing, even if it’s only in thought, to the only one who has the power to save us, Jesus.
My Savior bore my sins [past, present, future] on the cross where he died. My Savior was buried in a tomb sealed and guarded that no man could enter. BUT, my Savior rose from that death and the grave to be victorious over satan’s power her on earth.
Let Jesus become your Savior today of all days, the day proclaimed as the day of his birth. What could be the most Perfect Gift you can give yourself? Because when you do – THEN and ONLY THEN will you live in heaven as a true child of God forever.
Have a very, Merry Christmas remembering the real reason for the season. And don’t forget to tell Jesus Happy Birthday.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
My love with Christ Jesus, my Lord