If you had never been in church, heard a sermon, or opened a Bible, what would you think if you came to the United States at Christmastime? We like to think that people understand what this season means, but most do not recognize the importance of what happened in the Bethlehem stable two thousand years ago. The real meaning has been covered up.
The Son of the living God came to earth as a human baby. Jesus took on human form in addition to His divine nature. Most people do not understand this. All too often, the emphasis is on Jesus the baby because if the world can keep Him in the manger, then they never have to face the reality of who He is.
When Jesus is viewed outside of the manger as a grown man, the reason for His coming has to be contemplated: He offers the awesome gift of salvation and redemption. You have three alternatives when you consider Him as Savior. The first is that you can ignore Jesus and choose to think of Him only as a baby. In that case, when you die, you can expect He will judge you for ignoring Him, and you will be eternally separated from Him. The second option is to evaluate and study the offer Jesus makes to forgive your sins, but to say no. If you choose this, you can expect the same outcome as with the first alternative.
Thank the Lord that there is one other choice. You can acknowledge your sinfulness and then by faith receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Which option will you choose?
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