Christmas gift box It is unfortunate that many today celebrate Christmas without Christ Jesus. Christmas has become such a monumental event that many people celebrate it without knowing what they are celebrating. Ironically, many who denied the Lordship of Jesus Christ also celebrate his birth unwittingly. What a calamity!

The true meaning of Christmas is that Jesus Christ (God incarnate) came to earth to be born into the human race for a purpose; a purpose that is paramount in the heart of God.

So what has Jesus come to do?

Jesus came to save “the lost”; those who are separated from God as a result of their sins. These are you and I. No one is exempted, because everyone without God is lost – lost without hope, lost without life, lost in a vicious circle of sin.
Sin fascinates but ultimately assassinates. Sin has infected our minds, polluted our emotions, stained our will, ruined our moral reasoning and our decision-making is tainted with the devastating effects of sin. God hates sin and sinners, for that reason He said in Ezekiel 18:20 “the soul that sinneth, it shall die”. In Romans 6:23, the scripture also says “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”

But God does not delight in our death, therefore he sent his Son, Jesus Christ (who was born on Christmas day), to save us from sin and its consequences – death and destruction. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Christ came to this world (2012 years ago) and fulfilled that purpose. He did it with signs and wonders – He raised the dead, opened the eye of the blind, healed the sick and crowned it all by doing what no man has ever done; he resurrected from the dead and ascended unto heaven.

What Is Our Response Suppose To Be?

Beloved, Jesus has provided a pathway for us to escape the eternal consequences of our sins. It is a free escape route from the wrath of God that will soon come upon the whole world. So, all we need to do is to humbly come to Him and accept His offer of salvation and lordship. To do this, we need to make up our mind to depart from our former lifestyle: the lifestyle that is full of hatred, fornications, lies, anger, backbiting and all manner of sins (Ephesians 4:22-32). We know that it’s not easy to do this, but Jesus can help if we ask for his help in prayer right away.

If you believe that Jesus is the only way to God, simply tell God in your own words or say the following prayer of salvation.

 “Almighty God, I admit that I’m a sinner in need of your forgiveness. I confess today that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins. I thank you Jesus for your death on the cross.  I truly believe that when you died on the cross, you have taken the punishment I deserve for my sins. I have made up my mind to trust in you and follow you, please forgive me of all my sins and accept me today into your kingdom. Once again thank you Lord for saving me from my sins. In Jesus name I pray (Amen).”

  • Beware, Christmas without Jesus Christ is a celebration of eternal crises!