This Christmas gift didn’t get lost in the mail
It’s particularly upsetting when a Christmas gift gets lost in the post – one that you’ve carefully chosen and wrapped and sent with love to that special someone you can’t be with over Christmas. With Australia Post making over 2 million deliveries a day it’s no wonder some Christmas parcels go missing. Such as the fruitcake that 3 year old Beau baked with his grandma and sent to his great grandparents. That lovingly made fruitcake only had to travel 150 km and should have taken about a week to get to Beau’s great grandparents. But because of an old barcode left on the re-used parcel box, Beau’s fruitcake travelled approximately 7,000 km and took almost two months to arrive.
Whatever parcels you have received, sent, lost or even found in your life, the original Christmas delivery can not be lost. The Bible tells us that God chose and sent His precious son, Jesus Christ, to us because of His great love. God chose and sent His precious son, Jesus Christ, to us as the gift of divine forgiveness, the gift of salvation, the gift of reconciliation with God. Jesus was sent from heaven to us to show us God’s love and take the consequences of our wrong doing on Himself when He died on the cross.
“This is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:16-17NLT).
This original Christmas gift is a strange and wonderful one. It was delivered perfectly on time by God Himself, it doesn’t have a use by date, it can’t break or deteriorate and it is available to all who will receive it. The question is have you received it?
Prayer: Dear God, You really love me. You love me so much you sent your precious son Jesus to suffer the consequences of my sin and bring me forgiveness and reconciliation with you. Thank you. I receive this everlasting gift with joy. Please help me from now on to live in peace with you. Amen.
Acknowledgement: This article was sourced from Outreach Media, Sydney, Australia.
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