God s Christmas Gift
"For unto you is born this day in the city David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord
Christmas is the most wonderful holiday of the whole year. It is a time of giving gifts. It is a time when we show our love for one another. Children give to their parents, husbands to their wives, and wives to their husbands. What started all this giving and festivity? Well, it all started with God. The first Christmas gift came from heaven. It came from God. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son" (John 3:16).
1. JESUS WAS A PREPARED GIFT
Our great God and our Heavenly Father, who has always known everything, prepared His Son, Jesus, before the foundation of the world. When Adam and Eve fell, it did not catch God off guard. God was ready for what happened. The sacrifice for sin was prepared and ready. As Abraham told Isaac, "God will provide Himself a lamb" (Gen. 22:8). It was God, the Son, given by God, the Father, conceived by God, the Holy Ghost, who was delivered to the world as a free gift.
2. JESUS WAS A PERSONAL GIFT
God s Christmas gift Is perfectly fitted for everyone. This gift was to the whole world. No one who ever receives Jesus will ever say He doesn t fit or will ever seek to exchange Him for someone or something else. He is perfectly designed to meet every need of everyone in the whole wide world. Even though God s Chrismas gift is to all the world, He is also a personal gift to every individual of the human race!
3. JESUS WAS A PERFECT GIFT
Jesus is absolutely perfect in every respect. He was perfect in His pre-incarnate state - - before He ever took on a body. He was perfect in His virgin birth. He was perfect in His sinless life. He was perfect in His atoning death at Calvary. He was perfect In His resurrection. He is now perfect in intercession for us in heaven, and He will be perfect in His second coming for us in the rapture and in ruling this earth in righteousness forevermore. Thank God for this perfect, unspeakable gift.
FROM BILLY BRYANT