Monday, December 9, 2013

What is the true meaning of Christmas?

Maybe you’ve seen pictures of Bethlehem, or heard songs
about Jesus being born. What does this mean?
Why is the birth of Jesus important?

The true meaning of Christmas is love. Jesus said that, "God loved the world so very, very much that he gave his only Son. Because he did that, everyone who believes in him will not lose
his life, but will live forever. God did not send his Son into
the world to judge the world. He sent him to save
the world.”
(John 3:16-17)

God loved His people, so he provided a way—the only Way—for us to spend forever with Him. Jesus said, “I am the way. I am the truth. I give life.
No one can come to my Father unless 
I take him there.” (John 14:6)

God gave His only Son to take the punishment for our sins. We can’t do enough good things to repay for the bad things that we’ve done. Jesus paid the price for us, and we are completely forgiven if we accept his gift of love. “We could not help ourselves. So at the right time, Christ died to save us bad people. Almost no one would die to save even a good man. But perhaps someone would die to save a very good man. God shows his love for us in this way: Christ died to save us while we were bad people.

The blood of Christ has now put us right with God. So even more, he will save us from God's strong anger. When we were enemies, the death of his Son brought us back to God. Now that we are made right with God, it is the life of Jesus that will save us.

Not only is that true, but it is through our Lord Jesus Christ that we can enjoy God. This is for all who have been brought back to God
by him.”
(Romans 5:6-11)

The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this
incredible act of love. If we accept the gift of Jesus,
 we can know God and enjoy Him.

All Bible passages are taken from THE JESUS BOOK - The Bible in Worldwide English. Copyright SOON Educational Publications, Derby DE65 6BN, UK. Used by permission.