Monday, December 10, 2012
Christmas time is filled with the hopes and wishes of children as they are confident that their loved ones are going to surprise them with presents. Their anticipation and expectation of good things is contagious as they hold on the promise that Christmas is coming!
As Christians, we understand that God’s people waited with great anticipation for the Messiah – the Chosen One. He was going to rescue and redeem them. AND HE DID! God fulfilled His promise by sending His son Jesus. Each Christmas, we look back and celebrate the promise fulfilled.
In your business and shopping, don't rush by the manger scene too quickly. Pause and reflect on the promises of God: The Promise of Hope; The Promise of Love; The Promise of Joy; The Promise of Peace. These are God's gifts to us through His son Jesus.
John 3:16 gives us God's motivation for fulfilling these promises:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life."
Enjoy the Season,