Share a Gospel this Christmas. Share Jesus.
This lovely story was written by Brother George. He is a speaker representative for The Pocket Testament League and has his own ministry http://healsthesoul.blogspot.com/.
Brother George signs every email with "Jesus first always". We hope you will enjoy this story.
This is a story about A Christmas gift, our gift, Jesus gift, and Gods gift. The gift that is most wanted and the gift that can be given and received. I want to share with you an insight that you may not have considered. When reading the Old Testament, consider how God was providing understanding to His children. He is not using Word Parables like Jesus so masterfully used in the New Testament. In the Old Testament God uses parables in action instead of words to give us understanding.
(An example would be The Parable of Mount Moriah the incident of Abrahams offering up Isaac. Isaac is the only one in Scripture, except Jesus, to be spoken of as only begotton son (Hebrews 11:17). The parabolic representation of death and his deliverance as a Parabolic representation of resurrection. Isaac was on the altar of death and Abraham received him back to life by Gods grace. The ram sacrificed instead of Isaac and Jesus was sacrificed as the substitute for us.)
This method of action parables using life experiences that God provides; is how He speaks to me and gives me understanding especially when I need correction or humbling. Just as in this mornings prayers, I thank God for the healing taken place in my son. I had asked this as the gift I most wanted from my Father this Christmas.
Then as I read The Daily Bread (Dec.20,12) called The Gift I could hear God speaking. You see that is the way God always speaks to me through an experience He always provides. Jesus knew the Gift His Father most wanted, was for His children to be saved. I know that is the Gift I always wanted the most, was for my children to be saved.
Quoting the Daily Bread Thinking of ourselves as a gift to God, that should make us want to be a present worth the cost, fully pleasing to Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.(ref. Col. 1:10)
Dear Lord, we thank you for our children and we ask for their salvation through your Son Jesus. As your children, we thank you and celebrate that precious Gift that you offer us on this very special Birthday. I by faith accept this Christmas Gift of your Son as my Savior from sin and I will tell others about what it means to give yourself as a gift to our Father which is in Heaven. Amen
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV