Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Christmas Truth

The greatest gift of all time.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
He who believes in Him is not condemned: but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." John 3:16-21

Let me just say...
There is NOTHING that you could have done in your life, that God will not forgive!!! Nothing!

So no matter what you have done, felt, thought... the Lord already knows and is just waiting for you to come to Him and ask forgiveness. And He will lovingly, and willingly wash you clean, and tuck you under his wing as one of His children!
It's not about "religion"!
It's not about rituals.
It's not about being perfect!
None of us CAN be!!
ONLY Jesus was able to lead a sin free life!
It's about recognizing this one basic truth, and admitting it to yourself and to God.
It's about seeking Him out for a relationship.
For help, guidance, forgiveness, friendship.

It's ALL about relationship.
Period. Has God been knocking on your door? Asking to be invited in?
That's all it takes.
The invitation.
Ask Him to come into your life.
He loves you like no other can!
The Gift has already been given - and it's just sitting there waiting for you to open it and receive it!! Don't turn away from the most amazing, life changing present you will EVER receive!!
No other gift will ever compare!
Have you accepted your Christmas present from God?
If not, don't put off opening it!!
It's yours - free and clear!
Your life has been paid for in full, all debts paid.

Telestai.

All because of LOVE

Merry Christmas!!

4 comments:

Jacque said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful. Right there with you, girlfriend.

kelley said...

A perfect message for us all Bren...

Miz T. said...

Just stopping by to wish you a relaxing holiday season and New Year. I know it will be filled with God's love for you and your family, and you will continue to spread that love to everyone. Beautiful post...and excellent reminder of getting back to basics for Christmas.
Hugs,
Lauri

JoJo said...

Bren, this is beautiful. Only God's love is keeping me going this year! The past month, especially, has tested me in ways I hope to never be tested again but yet, it's brought me to a closer relationship with God. Prayer has become my best friend and a calming influence when nothing else helps.

I hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas and that the kids were finally able to get some sleep.