Excerpt from “The Gift of Christmas” by Sondra Umberger. Please sign up to Sondra’s Inner Circle to access the full article. Click Here to Join.
“The Bible says, from the book of John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him would never perish but would have eternal life. God provided through the loss of his Son a way for us to be reunited with himself.
We can never earn our way back to God by being “good” because God’s standard is perfection because he is perfect. He knew we would try, and that is why he said: in Ephesians 2:8, 9 For by grace (God’s gift of Jesus, and undeserving favor toward us) you have been saved through faith (belief); and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works (our doing or our efforts), so that no one may boast (brag or take personal credit). God made it easy for us to receive his gift of salvation because he did all the work. All we have to do is believe and ask him (God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit) to come into your life and heart. Through our belief in what God has done for us through Jesus, we receive a new spirit, God’s Holy Spirit, the forgiveness of sin, and become redeemed, reconciled, and reunited to him. This is referred to as “born again.” Our spirits are reborn from being darkened or separated from God into complete union and communion with God. (From death to LIFE.)”
This is TRUE gift! This is the True Gift of Christmas. God loved us so much that he GAVE his ONLY son, that whosoever believes in him would NEVER perish but would have ETERNAL life. Wow!
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