“The Christmas Gift that Lasts for Eternity”
Christmas is right around the corner, and I think of the gift we received at Christmas. We celebrate the gift God gave the world when He sent His Son Jesus to save us of our sins. John 3:16 sums it up,
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
We’re saved by God’s grace, not by our goodness or performance. Ephesians 2:8-9 tell us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works.” We didn’t do anything to deserve or earn God’s grace, yet He still chose to save us.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Our salvation isn’t because of our goodness or works. We’re saved simply through faith and should recognize that as God’s gift. As a result, we enjoy the blessings of belonging to His family, and one day we will know the full reality of being seated with Jesus in heaven.
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.
This Christmas lets focus on the gift God gave us that lasts forever. Jesus Christ.