Messiah
Be Steadfast

White Christmas

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heav'nly  Lord,
That hath made heav'n and earth of naught,
And with His blood mankind hath bought.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

(From the 6th stanza-The First Noel)

Yes, unto us a Child was born over 2000 years ago, the gospel of Luke says.  But He was more than a child.  He was the Creator of the universe come to earth from heaven in the body of the the most helpless of creatures - a human baby.  He was a gift from God.  His humility is staggering.  His power is astounding.

33 years after Jesus' birth, all of mankind was "healed" by His stripes because He was wounded for our transgressions as He laid down His life for us. With His blood, Jesus did buy the souls of mankind, including yours and mine.  Because of His blood, if we accept God's gift to us in His son, our scarlet sins shall become white as snow in the eyes of God.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

When I think about this, I realize that no matter whether or not there is snow on the ground at my house, I have a white Christmas every year because I have personally received Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  Because of Jesus,  my sins are white as snow. Is your Christmas a "White Christmas"?  Have you ever personally asked Jesus to come into your life and make you whole?

If you know that you are a sinner (even a white lie will send us to hell without Jesus), and believe that Jesus lived, was crucified, and rose again to life on the third day so that you could have eternal life in heaven with Him, you too can have a white Christmas.  All you need to do is personally accept Jesus into your life.   I'm including a sample prayer here if you have never received God's gift of salvation.  This prayer alone cannot save you, but God will hear your heartfelt words to Him.  If you pray this prayer and believe it with all of your heart, being ready to turn away from your old life and start anew, you too, can become a child of God, with your sins cleaned as white as snow.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for sending your only son Jesus to die for my sins and for raising Him from the dead so that I could be forgiven and live eternally with You in heaven.  I realize that I cannot get to to heaven by anything I have done or will do and ask Jesus into my life right now.  I accept His gift of eternal life.  Please take my life and make me into the person you want me to be.

In Jesus' name,

Amen.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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