Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

The true meaning of Christmas is the gift of Jesus of Nazareth, God’s Son, that God the Father gave to the world to be our Savior to reconcile us to Himself (1 John 4:14; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Colossians 1:19-20).

As we reflect on this Christmas season, the Bible reminds us that Jesus came into the world to save it, not to condemn it (John 3:17; Luke 19:10). Jesus manifested God’s love and grace (John 3:16; 15:9; 1 John 4:9–10). God isn’t mad at you, but He is madly in love with you!

Jesus has made way for us to be forgiven for our sins and to have peace with God (Romans 5:10). Jesus willingly laid down His life on the cross and shed His blood to deliver us from the bondage of sin and to give us victory, favor, good success, and everlasting and abundant life (John 15:13; 10:10).

The starting place to receive God’s love and forgiveness is through His Son, Jesus. Our featured verse tells us how wonderful Jesus is! However, there may be someone reading this blog who doesn’t know Jesus as their personal Savior. So I want to provide you with this opportunity to ask Jesus to be your Savior and Lord.

The Bible says that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved and that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9–10, 13). If you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

If you want to experience God’s love and have peace with Him through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, pray this suggested prayer out loud. You can also pray in your own words. Remember, it is not words or prayer alone that will save you. Prayer is a way to reach out to the Lord and must be done in faith (completely trusting in Him to save you). Christ will save you if you pray these or similar words in faith.

Heavenly Father,

Your Word says that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. I ask You to forgive me for my sins. I repent and want to turn from them and turn to You. I am calling on You and asking Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life. I believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for me. I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead, and He is alive today. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me the Holy Spirit to live inside of me. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and Your healing power in my life. I now belong to You. Help me to live for You and obey You every day of my life.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

If you prayed for salvation in faith, you are now a child of God and are in His family (John 1:12). Go to my website and check out some steps to grow in your relationship with Him!

The good news of Christmas is that salvation is here! From Jesus’s birth until this time, God’s plan of salvation has been working throughout the earth in every nation, tongue, and tribe, bringing salvation, healing, and deliverance.

May Christ’s love, peace, and joy be with you and your family during this season.

Christmas blessings!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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