Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This amazing and incomprehensible act on the part of a Holy God can only be described as grace. That Jesus, who is fully God, would take on the form man and leave heaven to live life, is truly the most amazing form of humility and mercy. We don’t deserve this gift. We can’t earn it. We can only accept it as a gift, knowing that we owe Him everything.
Because God is Holy, I deserve judgment because I am not Holy. Because God is merciful, He sent His Son to live the perfect life we could not. Jesus died the death that each of us deserved. And God raised Him from the dead, victorious and through accepting Him as Lord, we can be victorious as well.
Will you accept God’s gift this Christmas?