There’s no need to stress myself in thinking about the best title for this blog.
Simply said, MERRY CHRISTMAS everybody.
Luzon, Visayas, and yes, even you Mindanao, MALIPAYON NGA PASKUA. My Philippines, MALIGAYANG PASKO. From the Americas, to those in Europe, Africans, Australia, Asia, and yes Antartica.
Sung tan huck ha.
In an age where calamities abound, where threats of wars flourish, where life seems to be fragile, and where love appears to be lost, let’s take a break and remember a day when the senseless made perfect sense.
It didn’t make sense for God to send Jesus to this sinful world, much more die for this hopeless sinners. It didn’t make sense for Jesus to be born of this world to call everyone to repentance. Why? Because man just doesn’t care [they rejected the prophets, they will reject Jesus]. The Messiah being born on a manger made no sense at all. Everything didn’t make sense, until GOD DEFINED LOVE.
“For God so LOVE the world that He GAVE His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believes in Him, will not perish but will have everlasting LIFE.” John 3:16
This season will not make sense UNLESS you accept God’s gift of love. No matter how much fun you’ll have this Christmas, how much food you will eat [or weight you will gain], how much gifts you will receive, how many songs you will sing, or how much time you will spend with your family, UNLESS YOU RECEIVE GOD’S GIFT IN YOUR HEART, Christmas won’t make sense. It will only be one of those holidays you had. Nothing Special.
Hey, He came to save you from your sins. He came to pick you up from your fall, every time you fall. He came to wash away your dirt, your filth. He came to give you peace. He came to offer you rest, freedom, and grace. He came to provide you with strength and power to overcome. He came to redeem you from death and Hell. HE CAME BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU. Your response to Christmas is what’s important, what’s crucial.
Mary accepted the impossible. Joseph acknowledged the Gift. The Shepherds received the Promise. The wise men recognized the coming Hope. The angels welcomed the Good News. How will you respond this Christmas?
Do not be like Herod, whom because of his pride, rejected Jesus.
Do not be like the Innkeeper, whom when Jesus asked for a room in his inn, replied, “I HAVE NO ROOM FOR YOU HERE.” Will you make a room for Jesus in your heart this Christmas? Will you accept His Gift? Will you make sense of His Sacrifice?
Remember, Christmas is not about the songs we sing, but to whom we offer these songs. Christmas is not about the gifts we give, but about the Gift that was given to us. It’s not just about the people we spend time during this season, but about the Life that was spent for our Salvation. Christmas is about Jesus, not just the reason for the season, but the reason you and I received salvation.
Merry Christmas my dear friend 🙂