And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
That child asleep in a manger in Bethlehem so long ago is God’s gift to me and to you. It is God’s very presence among man.
Jesus Christ’s birth is the revealed promise of God that He will never leave nor forsake you. The importance of Christmas and the miracle of Christmas is that God didn’t just make promises. He came!
God didn’t just speak words. He took action. He sent Jesus, who sacrificed His life to bridge the gap caused by sin between you and your heavenly Father.
And through the birth of the Savior, He reached out to me and to you. If you haven’t yet, will you accept the miracle of Christmas into your life today?
Just pray this prayer with me:
Lord, I believe You came for me. I believe that You lived, died, and rose again for me. So, I invite You to step out of heaven and into my heart today. I believe.
If you’ve just prayed this prayer, I want to welcome you into God’s family! The miracle of Christmas has been realized in your life.
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