Friday, December 25, 2015

Today's Word: Isaiah 7:14

Today, we celebrate one of most important occasions in the lives of Christians - the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. For me, Christmas and Resurrection Sunday are the two most important celebrations for these are the greatest proof of God's love to mankind. As I ponder on the birth of Jesus, I can't help but be in awe of the deep and everlasting love of God the Father - that He let His only Son to live on earth as a human being, to suffer and bear our sins so that we may be saved. Indeed, no other love could be greater than that! 
 I hope people would reflect on the message of Christmas and not get lost in the sea of merriment that the occasion brings. Nowadays, Christmas has become highly secularized and commercialized. People have put the emphasis on material things (gifts!) and holding and attending parties rather than on the true spiritual meaning of the celebration. 
May I suggest that we read Bible passages on the birth of Jesus and share this story with our children, who may think that the occasion is only about receiving and unwrapping presents and eating lots of festive, delicious food. As we wind down tonight, let us 
spend time reading God's word and then thank Him for His great blessing - the birth 
here on earth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!
Merry Christmas! 

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