We continue to look at gifts from God outlined in scripture.
God’s Gift of Jesus John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
I am a “whosoever.” Are you? “Whosoever believes in Jesus shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” What a promise. What an amazing condition. Believing in Jesus is no light matter. It’s a life changing decision. Believing in any religion is life changing and life shaping. God gave Jesus to the world so He could reunite with us humans forever. That makes me feel very loved. We have the assurance that we will be with God forever. The assurance comes as an extra gift. We might have had earned this everlasting life with God by believing in Jesus. This verse assures it. Thank you God.
God Is With Us Hebrews 13:5,6 “…for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] 6 So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?” This passage is rather long in the Amplified, but it is so reassuring that God is with us. Isaiah had prophesied this thousands of years earlier when he wrote in Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us.]” Having God with us in every situation we face means we are not alone- ever. Having God with us means we have access to divine counsel for every decision we make. Having God with us means we have His comfort for every disappointment life brings. Having God with us means we are in relationship with the divine creator of the universe.
See more on God’s Christmas Presents: God’s Christmas Presents Part 4
Check out some of God’s other Christmas Presents: God’s Christmas Presents Part 2