The perfect gift! You would like to receive it. You would like to give it. You read the ads; you look through the catalogs. Unfortunately, there is no perfect gift–at least not in any store.
There is only one perfect gift. It gives more happiness than any other gift. It is so deep that it endures through the worst of times. It has meaning for every age and in every situation.
The perfect gift is a personal relationship with Jesus, the only son of God.
This gift is free because Jesus paid the price to offer us this relationship. Isaiah 53:5 says of Jesus: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
This gift is the reason Christmas is celebrated. If you know Jesus, telling others about him is the greatest gift you can give them. If you do not know Jesus, take a few minutes in this busy season to think about the perfect gift-a personal relationship with Jesus:
1. Jesus loves you and cares about you. He comes to you with an invitation: In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
2. Jesus wants a personal relationship with you. You can have this relationship by confessing your sins, turning from your selfish ways and asking Jesus to come into your heart. He never turns away those who seek him.
3. A relationship with Jesus will change your life beyond anything you can imagine. Jesus says in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
If you want to know Jesus Christ, believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you, was buried, and rose again. And then ask him into your heart. He is the perfect gift. 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.
Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!
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 sixteen 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-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com.
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