• Theresa Simone


 I got some nice gifts this year: chocolate treats  and blue jeans from my mom and dad; a nice shawl from an aunt; a book of Solitaire games from my youngest sister and her husband; a faith necklace and gift card from my oldest sister; a subscription, with my mom and dad, to Pureflix, a movie company, from another sister. And I get to enjoy my dad and mom's new tv given to us by my youngest sister and her husband.

      But peoples giving of gifts should to be a reflection of God's greatest gift to mankind: His Son, Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:15 says Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! That very much speaks of Christ! 2 Corinthians 1: 20 says: For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. Matthew 1:21 says: "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.”  Luke 2:11 says, "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Christ, the Lord." More than anything else we needed, and need, we needed a Savior, and God foresaw that and gave us Christ "...when the fullness of the time came" Galatians 4:4. According to Ephesians 2, Christians were, and un-believers are, children of wrath, meaning that we are, or were, under God's wrath because of our sin and transgressions. Christ came to save us from sinning and from the ultimate consequence of sin, hell. I don't want to end this post on a negative note so please read this text(varies from version to version) from a popular Christmas song/carol  'God Rest You Merry Gentleman" :

God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ the Savior was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan's power When we had gone astray

     So long, and enjoy your gifts, but more importantly-I encourage you to embrace and enjoy Christ.


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