When I was a kid, there was no time more exciting than Christmas. I would go to bed on Christmas Eve and never get much sleep. Anticipation for Christmas morning? My Brother and I would get up excited It was because we knew Christmas meant presents. Thinking back to Christmas mornings the joy of opening gift, after gift, , the joy I felt .
Now as I have grown up and grown in my spiritual walk. I realize something about those presents that I never realized. I didn’t deserve them. It’s true. My parents went to great lengths to get me thing I wanted, but I didn’t really deserve it. I wasn’t a bad kid; I was actually a good kid, but I definitely didn’t do anything to earn the gifts I received. I never paid my parents back, and I could give my parents gifts that compared to what they gave me. The only thing I did to earn those presents was being their child. I was their child, they loved me with an amazing love, and they gave me gifts I never earned all because they loved me.
Think about the as Christians, we’ve all received a present we didn’t deserve. On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior our Redeemer , who came to earth to live a perfect, sinless life and die a death that we deserved. so we can live in salvation because of this amazing gift of grace that was given to us.
Isaiah 9:6 says this, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
I’m thankful for the presents I have receive. During this season and every season I’m most thankful for the present that was given to me in Jesus Christ, t that wrap himself in himself for me and you. he is c call Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace who was born and then died.