Christmas has always been my favorite season. All the lights, the smell and beauty of the fresh cut trees, all the pretty decorations, warm fires in the fireplace, hot cocoa, parties with friends, family or neighbors and of course the presents, and more presents.. Oh and the giving gifts to others.. Of course.
This year is much the same, but the intensity is so much more. I find myself once or twice a day crying my brains out of my eyeballs, this time is not in sadness or brokenness, but with tears of crazy and ecstatic joy for this new life.
Without the most precious gift that has ever been given to us, I would still be in an alcoholic state, smoking cigarettes all day, angry at the world and living in a constant state of disgust and hatred for myself.
Instead, I just cannot contain the joy I have that the Almighty God loves us ALL so much, that he decided that he would step in and take some action on our behalf. He was going to give us the most precious gift that would or could ever be given for all time. He saw that those of us he loved so much, had taken on a life of terrible sin and debauchery. And because he wanted us to be saved from sin, he came down as a man, to live the life that we live, to understand the temptations and trials that we were going thru, to be born as our Saviour Jesus Christ, for one of the most loving and selfless acts that any man could do for another human being. To give his own life for ours. To take all or our sin upon himself, to save those of us whom believe. To truly set us free and give us a freedom that we actually don’t really deserve.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3-16. Continue reading