Topic: Unto Us A Son Is Given [Sunday December 24, 2017]
“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
Welcome to that great time of the year that we remember the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The interesting thing about this period is that the whole world celebrates Him. Even those that claim not to believe Him celebrate Him. Have you noticed the fact that everything changes during this season including the weather? Beloved, there is no need to struggle with the exact day He was born – whether He was born on the 25th of December or any other day in the year is not material, the important thing is that His birth cannot be denied and because He became flesh, He took upon Himself humanity that He might confer upon us divinity, that is enough to celebrate.
Today, I challenge you to take out time to appreciate God for this wonderful sacrifice. Think of it, Jesus did not have to come; He did not have to die for you and indeed, even if you were the only sinner, He would still have come to pay the unique price for you. God loves you so much and gave you His all. What are you doing for Him?
Take stock of your Christian life and commitment. How have you fared? How many people have you shared the good news with? If Jesus were to come back today, will He say to you well done? Or will you look for where to hide because you have been hiding your Christianity? In this season, as we celebrate and take time out to visit friends, also look for an opportunity to win at least one soul. Spread the word. Let the world see Him in you and desire Him. Be the Bible the world is reading and I know that your life will never remain the same again.
Compliments of the season!
Further Reading: Isaiah 9: 1 – 7; Matthew 1: 18 – 25
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Habakkuk; Evening- Revelation 15
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.