Christmas Gifts (1)

Christmas Day will be here soon! Today and for the next two days we will look at some special Christmas gifts that God has given to us.

I know a family who has two dogs. These dogs stay in a room where there is a gate across the doorway. When the gate is closed, the dogs cannot leave the room. But when the gate is open, the dogs won’t leave the room. That is very interesting. When the gate is open and the dogs are free to go into the rest of the house, they don’t even know they are free!

Jesus talks about freedom from sin in John, chapter 8. He reminds His followers to accept and obey His teachings. In John 8:31-32 Jesus tells us how we can have freedom from sin. “So Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, ‘If you continue to accept and obey my teaching, you are really my followers. You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’” This is truly a wonderful gift from God!

As you celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, remember that God sent Him to earth so that we can have freedom from sin. Thank God today that you are no longer bound to your old life of sin. Praise Him for sending Jesus to die for you!