He knew all that His death would satisfy. He also knew that each one of us would have to make a choice. It is a frightful thing to die without hope, unprepared to face consequences of living a reckless life. At the same time, it is a glorious thing to die in hope of eternal life-to trust the victory Christ won on the cross when He uttered His final words, It is finished‚
Though 2,000 years have now passed, and our culture has supposedly made great strides in our educational and social development, we find that these same two emotional responses are still evoked by Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, do you really know the meaning behind Christmas? Have you received the greatest gift of all?
"The full benefits of God's love cannot be manifested in your life if you're not keeping yourself in the love of God. You may know about God's love from a distance, but only when you live in harmony with the love of God will you begin to experience abundant richness and fullness of that love.
Psalm 16:11 reads, "In Your presence is fullness of joy." On the contrary, with the loss of the consciousness of God's presence comes the loss of joy in your life. If you've lost joy in your life and you're wondering if God has left you, I'm here to say God loves you just as you are. The answer may be that it's you who has turned away."