Dear Grace World family,
I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!
We have people from all over the world who have subscribed to these blog posts and emails, and so for many of you Christmas may already be over. But nevertheless, I pray that you had a wonderful and blessed time with family and loved ones! And I wanted to share a little video I felt led to make today. These are just some reflections on the true meaning of Christmas. As we know, it is all about Him! Jesus is truly the reason for the season!
And so as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, and as we get ready to head into a new year, let’s reflect simply on the goodness of our God. Realize that by sending Jesus into the world, He has made His Grace—unearned, unmerited and undeserved favor—available to all who will receive Him. The Bible speaks of good tidings of great joy, which have been made available to all people! (Luke 2:10) And it is His Grace that empowers us and enables us to live successful, victorious and prosperous lives!
And so I pray this little video will be a blessing to you! Be on the lookout for more online content including videos and audios as we head into 2019. As our ministry continues to grow here locally, the Lord has put it on my heart to grow and expand our online ministry as well. Our aim is to reach as many people as possible with this Gospel of Grace!
Thank you all who are a part of our online community! You are a part of our ministry family, and we love you!
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:10-11 (KJV)
At the heart of Christmas is nothing less than the Gospel: good tidings of great joy! And the angel is proclaiming that what Jesus has come to do will be available to all people. And so by receiving Him as our Savior and Lord we enter into a finished work where anything we will ever need in this life and beyond has already been made available. As we lay hold of this by faith, we realize that He truly is the greatest gift!
Grace World family,
On this day on which we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, may you be blessed with God’s goodness and favor in every area of your life! How beautiful it is to know that in receiving Jesus we have already received the greatest gift we could have ever received. Today and on all days, may we live in the fullness of what His grace has made available to us.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
The true meaning of Christmas is found in this beautiful truth of God’s love for all of mankind. It is this love that compelled the eternal God to be born into this world for the sole purpose of reconciling fallen humanity back to Himself. The birth of the Christ may serve as a reminder that we can simply receive Him, knowing that the government of all that concerns us shall be upon His shoulders. This means we can cast our cares upon Him, and find rest and restoration in His amazing grace.