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!
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.
When we remember the birth of Jesus Christ, we have also to recognise his life, his message, his death and resurrection. This realization stills our busy minds, ‘unclutters’ our jumbled lives and enables us to approach Christmas in a more wholesome, simple manner, humbly and with thanksgiving.
Let’s ‘unclutter’ our plans this Christmas, think about giving because Christ gave, share with our fellow man, make our homes havens of peace and joy and give thanks for the precious gift of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
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 one and only Son, that who ever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 (N.I.V)
Carol Service: at Glenorie R.S.L. on Saturday 15th Dec at 6pm.
Christmas Day Service: 9.00 am. At Glenorie Mission Church, 1409 Old Northern Rd, Glenorie.
Sunday Service: 10.00am.
Bible Study – Tuesdays 7.30pm