It’s so close to Christmas, friends! I love it so much.. Just seeing my family and watching them open presents and seeing their smiles, I love the cold and going to late night Starbucks runs.. I’m just overall, very excited.
Throughout the holidays, I feel as though some of us forget the true meaning of Christmas, which is the Lord. I sometimes wish the whole “Santa Claus” thing would move over so we can focus on our Heavenly Father. The whole role of Santa is so stressful for parents and puts such a toll on some families. So in the spirits of Christmas and worshiping Jesus’s birth heres a verse for y’all.
3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
We live in a lost state of foolishness, and live as though we have many things that we need in life. Our passions and pleasures, as it may seem we need those to survive, they really are pleasures or wants in our life. “By His grace,” by the favor and kindness of God the Father we are restored and saved. Not because we deserve it, but because the Lord is almighty and has everlasting love for us. And through the birth of Jesus Christ, he knew Jesus would save us, and in his grace we would become recipients as a gift from God. And of course, having eternal life.. to comfort one another.
How powerful these verses are, to explain to us, not the actual meaning of Christmas, but the fact that sometimes in life we tend to forget the true meaning, along with the things that mean the most. The Lord.
So, this Christmas.. as you open the gifts and watch your loved ones do the same, don’t forget to realize the true meaning and worship Jesus and celebrate his birth, not only on Christmas, but always.