The real meaning of Christmas

To the Editor:

I would like to remind you of, and maybe this will be the first time you have ever heard of, the real meaning of Christmas.

It’s so fashionable each year at this time to plan parties, lovely meals, send cards, make lists and rush around finding just the right gift for your loved ones.

The reality is that Father God has already given the most wonderful and best gift ever by allowing His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us so that we might have life and have it more abundantly.

How magnificent the Plan we, as Christians (Christ-in-you), are to depend on Father God through Jesus. Depend on Him for the right color of socks, for the right response to questions, the right remedy for an illness; and, as our faith in Him grows, for the right answer to business decisions and for prosperity. Not just for acquiring goodies but so we can assist those less fortunate because their faith hasn’t grown large enough so they can believe for themselves.

I sometimes think that I surely must be Father God’s very favorite! And then I remember that the Word (the Bible) says that God is not a respecter of persons. That means he loves all His children (those who have accepted His gift of Jesus) just as much as He loves me. Maybe not in the same way; but specifically to each one’s needs. And then this warm mist envelops me and I peacefully pray that everyone, yes everyone, could feel the love of Christ like I do. And, you know what, that makes me feel

even better than I did thinking that I was His favorite.

The good news is that each of you can know the love of Christ by accepting Jesus this Christmas (see the name) season because it’s His symbolic birthday. That’s the reason we celebrate Christmas!

Share the Christmas story with your family this year. It’s in Luke 2:1-18. Then go to Romans 10:1-17 and confess Jesus. Then you’re on your way to the abundant life. Learn more by listening to Ever Increasing Faith television or Internet broadcasts.

Merry Christmas!

Carol Wilson

Story First Published: 2012-12-05