The Greatest Gift
Just want to wish you all a very merry and blessed Christmas.
Something I think about every Christmas: Jesus was born to die. Think about that. His conception, birth, life, whole existence here on earth pointed toward one event . . . His death.
His life–birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood–and every moment of it, every happening, every conversation, every healing, every teaching, was all part of a journey, a journey to Mt. Calvary, a journey to the cross.
And there He died for you and me. That’s what Christmas is really all about. Without death in view, His birth was just another birth.
So though we celebrate Jesus’ birth at Christmas, we really can’t celebrate His birth without also celebrating His death. Because through His death He gave mankind the greatest gift we could ever hope to receive–the gift of LIFE.