Today, the vast majority of people across this nation will be gathering with family and friends to share a big meal, exchange gifts, and maybe even watch a little football or basketball on television as they celebrate Christmas together. Although the day is meant to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, most who gather won’t have much if any thoughts about Him. They have never received the free gift of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone. For most, it’s just a secular holiday that revolves around seasonal decorations, food, drinks, and gift-giving. For others, Christmas is just another part of their ritualistic works religion, i.e., “We celebrate the birth of Jesus the Savior but we must merit our way to Heaven.” Huh?
As we believers and followers of Jesus Christ gather with unsaved family and friends today, let’s use this opportunity to lift up our Savior and proclaim His Good News in whatever way we can!
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming into this world to pay the penalty for sin, so that those who repent of their sins and place their trust in You will have forgiveness and eternal life.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11