God looked upon his broken people and saw a need for a Savior. Faithfully, God kept his promise to deliver us from our own sin and give us His son to pay the price for our wrong. In the heart of our Christian faith, we know that life without Jesus is impossible. In Jesus we have hope that is filled with supernatural peace and unconditional love.
I think we would all agree that God’s gift of salvation is the best gift ever given in history. Christmas is the time of year to have a party and celebrate Jesus with a grandest birthday party ever. Jesus is the reason for such a celebration and John 3:16 reminds us why we have Christmas birthday parties! This is one of the very first scriptures that children from Christian families learn in Sunday School.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
John 3:16 keeps us focused on why we do what we do during the Christmas season. One of my favorite things to do is bake a birthday cake for Jesus, and on Christmas day our family sings “Happy Birthday” to Him. One year my son asked me, “Why do we get presents if it’s Jesus’ birthday? Shouldn’t we be giving gifts to Jesus?”
This was my response, “It makes Jesus happy when we love one another and one of the ways we do that is by giving each other gifts on His birthday.”
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