The Greatest Gift
Christmas is mostly known for giving gifts and receiving presents. It’s known for flawless decorations, small red envelopes, stockings by the fire, presents down the chimney and snowy days. And when we meet with our friends and family, our titas and titos, lolas and lolos, our cousins and friends, we exchange happy greetings, gifts, and much love.
But when you think about it, Christmas is really about the birth of Jesus. It is about the wise men, the star, the shepherds, and the manger in the stable. It’s really overwhelming to think that the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was perfect and had no flaws at all, was born in a manger. Especially, his parents were a carpenter and a totally normal woman who was a virgin.
But why was Jesus born? So He could die for us and save us from our sins. Even though we were just sinners, He loved us. That’s the best gift we could receive, salvation. I mean, who does that? Give his only son for a bunch of sinners? Amazing.
Why does this story never get old? Because it’s the Good News. Imagine hearing that you are forgiven and saved from all your sin and loved so much that nothing can stop that love. Imagine hearing it over and over. We don’t get tired of it. Because it makes us happy and gives us hope.
Also, God’s gift of salvation will remind us that as we never stop giving, none of those gifts will be as great and as amazing as God’s gift of salvation and love that never ends and cannot be stopped.
“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