Christmas is not about the endless search for the best gift to be opened on Christmas morning. In fact, the true gift of Christmas is not a material thing at all. The true gift of Christmas is a perfect, priceless, gift of love.
WHAT IS THE TRUE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS?
God loved the world so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
The first Christmas was celebrated over two thousand years ago. A baby boy named Jesus was born and placed in a manger — a feeding trough for animals was his bed. God planned for Baby Jesus, His perfect Son, to be born into this world for a very special and wonderful reason.
Because God loved the world so much and wanted fellowship with us, He made the most selfless, loving and wonderful sacrifice on our behalf that the world will ever know. God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, who was pure and blameless, to take the punishment that we deserved. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. Three days later, Jesus was raised from the dead. He now offers all who believe in Him the gift of eternal life.
The Bible says, God demonstrates His own love for us in Romans 5:8: “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
God makes us a wonderful, hope-filled promise. God promises that whoever believes in Jesus will not die, but will receive the gift of eternal life.
The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
This Christmas season will you receive the true and most wonderful gift of love by placing your trust in Jesus Christ as your Saviour?
If you will accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, please pray this prayer with all of your heart: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith!
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of fifteen books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and the Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, and the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-four years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com.