Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Preparing for Christmas...

Preparing for Christmas is always a lot of fun.  It is so exciting to pray about and plan what to give family and friends during this special time of year, but the whole point is to remember when we were given the greatest gift of all time:

the only begotten Son of God took to Himself a true body and a reasonable soul, so that He could be the only Mediator between God and man.

Isn't this a comforting thought to remember whenever we are tempted to despair?  And this season can be so difficult for singles struggling with the right way to handle their gift, or the recently bereaved.

Jesus Christ came to earth in order to save His people from their sins.  He lived a sinless life and died on the cross so that He could give us the gift, not only of a clean heart as if we'd never sinned, but also His righteousness so that it is as if we always obeyed properly! 

How could we ask for a better gift than that?

Merry Christmas, everyone! 

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