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  • Writer's pictureGracie Berney

The Gift

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

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Hello everyone, welcome back to another post! Thank you all so much for all the love and support you have showed me the past few months.


It's hard to believe that we are just a few days away from Christmas. I hope and pray for a safe, healthy and happy Christmas for you all. And in light of celebrating Christmas this week, this post will be a short, but sweet reminder of the gift of Jesus' birth. I pray you're blessed with this post.


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One of the best and most memorable gift humanity has ever received is none other than Jesus been born so that through His death the entire human race will have access to salvation.


Interestingly, the gift of His birth was no surprise. It was prophesied centuries before it came to pass. Isaiah 7:14 states: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." 


The significance of this verse doesn't just lie in the fact that the birth of Jesus is foretold years earlier. The part I'd like to draw attention to is the name Immanuel.


Matthew 1:23 notes the meaning of the name and states "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."


The birth of Christ is a gift that is two-fold. Not only did Jesus come so He could die for us and provide eternal life for all who desire it. He also came so that He could always be with us (Immanuel - God with us).


You see, it wasn't enough for the Son of God to remain up in Heaven. He wanted to dwell among and in us; which is why He came.


To tell you all the truth, I don't know where I'll be today without Jesus. A lot of you could probably identify with my sentiments here as well. This year has been a difficult one for a lot of us. But, God already knew and sent His son over 2000 years ago so we would not have to go through life alone. Whether during a pandemic or not - He is with us.


Conclusion

The nicest thing about all of this is that the gift of Christ is free to receive as well as share with others. All you have to do is accept Him into your heart. Let Him come and be with you.


As you go through this week, I implore you to set some time aside to think about this ultimate gift. If you have already received this gift, why not share it with others. After all, this is what Christmas is all about. Christ came to be born so He could share his life with us.



Quick Prayer

Father, thank you for giving us all the gift of your son, Jesus. Thank you for making it possible for us to be able to receive Him into our heart and for your continual presence that dwells with us. Please help us to be reminded that you are always with us, in spite of what the future holds. And as look forward to what lies ahead, help us to not forget or get so busy that we do not share this great gift with others. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Merry Christmas and stay Blessed!

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