Christmas has become a frenzy of excess, a frenzy of spending and consuming. A time of ‘getting’ instead of ‘giving’. We spend more than we can afford, we eat and drink more than we need and the whole experience leaves many families loaded with debt, exhausted and glad when it’s finally all over. Our society, sadly, has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.
At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, who came into the world to bridge the gap between God and mankind. Jesus came to give of himself, not for personal glory but to sacrifice himself. He was born into a lowly stable not into a palace. His birth was for one purpose, the road ahead of him led to one place, and that place was the cross. Jesus Christ was born to die on the cross, a perfect sacrifice so that through him we might have forgiveness for our sin and be brought back into a relationship with God – cleansed and forgiven, set free, restored.
The true message of Christmas is about giving instead of getting. It is about forgiveness and reconciliation. Most of all Christmas is about God’s incredible love for mankind. Peace and joy should be our response.
“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.” John 3:16.
You are invited each week to a Sunday service at 10:15 a.m and on Tuesdays at 7.00.pm a Bible study and refreshments at Glenorie Mission Church 1409 Old Northern Rd Glenorie.