Sunday, 1 December 2013

JESUS: AN EVERLASTING GIFT TO MANKIND

MATTHEW 2:1-2 
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
The Christmas season is significantly known to be a season of exchange of gifts. Friends and family give gifts to each other, people are anxious in anticipation to unwrap their gifts to see what gift they have gotten.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, the irony of this season is that instead of the celebrant to be given gift, we are the one getting gifts. That is what God used the birth of Jesus for; he is the gift of God to all mankind. The wrapped gift that we get from friends and families does not give us everlasting joy, the anxiety and happiness does not last forever.  Over time; you may get tired of the Christmas gift and start thinking of having another thing, the joy and the eagerness of getting a new gift fades with time. The Joy that Jesus gives to those that believes in him can never end, it last and last forever.  Jesus as an everlasting gift to mankind is a gift that you cannot finish “unwrapping.” By the time you get closer to him, he will be introducing himself to you in different ways. (2Cor 9:15) “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift” You cannot get tired of the gift of God (Jesus) to mankind; that is why the scripture says in Luke 1:33 that his kingdom shall be forever, it will never end.


Jesus Christ will forever be relevant; he can never be out of date neither can he be out of fashion! Unlike other gift that we get from friends and family, they can be outdated with time, they can be broken or damaged.
Jesus brought to us love, peace, joy, so that we can spread this love to others around us.
He wants us to use this season of his birth to give the gift of love, peace, hope, joy and reconciliation to people around us. You may buy expensive gift for people, and the gift may not meet their need, or they may not value it as you expected. Showing them the love of God by introducing them to Christ and reconciling the lost back to their maker would make a great difference that would affect their eternity.

Jesus wants us to use this season to reconcile ourselves back to him, make amends of your ways. Accept him with all your heart, serve him more, and renew your vow of love with him. May the blessing of this season be for us and our household in Jesus name.

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