Christmas is a favorite time of year for many people, especially little children. We love the fancy decorations, and illuminating lights and children love present.
Christians celebrate Christmas for a different reason. We celebrate Christmas in remembrance and honor of the Lord, Jesus Christ. We sing praise and worship to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords who takes away the sins of the world.
No matter why or how you celebrate Christmas, take a moment to reflect upon the words Jesus spoke as noted in the book of Luke.
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Luke 23: 34 KJV
Jesus spoke those words of forgiveness (Father, forgive them) as He willingly died on the cross at Calvary for the sins (for they know not what they do) of humanity.
Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross and reconciled us back to God, the Father. His words and actions of self-love were the greatest gifts given to humanity.
Jesus words are a reminder, on the cross; we are all the same in God’s eyes. No one is good, beautiful, rich, popular, or well known enough to be in right standing with God.
At one time or another, we have all known not what we do. At one time or another, we became lost in the darkness of sin.
Jesus actions of self-love remind us the best gifts are always given away to others. And the best Christmas gift you can give to others is the gift of love and forgiveness.
This Christmas, give the gift of love everywhere you go. Let’s make the world shine a little bit brighter this Christmas. The devil or adversary hates light, love, and forgiveness.