The 12 Gifts of Christmas
12 days featuring 12 gifts we receive becauseof Jesus.
Gift #1: The GIFT of eternal life!
If you are a Christian, you have Eternal life through Jesus Christ.
Eternal life is a gift given because of God’s great abounding love for you and the whole world, past and future. He doesn’t want anyone to perish and face condemnation. This is why Jesus said: “For God so loved the world that He GAVE His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)
Paul comforts us with this “For the wages (the price or debt) of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
And Jesus helps to understand that eternal life is about a relationship with God, with love as the cornerstone when He prayed: “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3).
The goal of believing in Jesus, being followers of God, becoming children of our Heavenly Father, is to get to known Him intimately and to walk with Him 24/7. He wants us to get to know Him now, not only in the life to come.
And the GIFT of eternal life is the reason the GIFT of the Anointed Child, Jesus, was given to the world. This is why Christmas should be a time of giving.
God gave the GIFT of all gifts! Therefore, out of gratitude, let others see this Gift through yours gifts and giving Spirit.
With much love in Christ,