This holiday season is characterized by joy, peace and goodwill towards others and the giving of gifts. It truly is a wonderful time of year for family and friends to get together and share the spirit of Christmas!
Yet, the greatest gift of all was given to us over 2,000 years ago when Jesus Christ, the Messiah, was born so that He could become the Savior of all who believe in Him.
“For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
The real reason for the Christmas season is to remind us – and others – about the Good News that God gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a free gift to a lost and hurting humanity who needed salvation.
We unwrap this gift by placing our faith in the Son of God and receiving Him as the Lord and Savior of our life. This gift of pardon from our sins is available to all, regardless of where we’ve come from or what we’ve done in the past. Too many celebrate Christmas without accepting His free gift of salvation. God’s gift goes unwrapped year after year after year.
How about this year? A fresh new start is available to you today. Won’t you unwrap God’s free gift to you? Pray the following prayer right now and invite Jesus Christ into your life.
“Dear heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me and sending your only Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for my sins. Today, I humble myself before You and repent of my sinful ways. I ask for your forgiveness – for all the bad things I’ve done in the past. I invite Jesus Christ to become my Savior and Lord, and help me to become a better person from this day forth. Amen.”
Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
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