The joy and happiness fills the heart of people all over the world as we draw closer to Christmas. The excitement of celebration is in already in the air. When my daughter Stella Ramola (Sweety) was a kid, she would start getting excited even in the beginning of November. She would keep on saying, “Mom! Christmas is approaching next month and I will be getting new dresses!”
I believe God will fill your heart with joy during this month of Christmas because it is His desire to make us happy. He paid the highest sacrifice – His only begotten son. He sent His son to this earth just to make your life and my life happy (John 3:16). The Bible describes the birth of the Son of God like this: For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Look at the several names that are given to the Son of God: Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.’ One of those names that draw my attention is the name, ‘Everlasting Father!’ Yes! He is everlasting and therefore His presence abides with us forever. He sent His only begotten son to this earth so that He can remain with us always and forever.
The psalmist describes God in these wonderful words: Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. (Psalm 90:2) He says, “You are an eternal God”. He says that God existed even before creating the foundation of this world. Yes! God continues to be ‘an everlasting Father’ to us. Christmas is the day when God sent His son, Jesus Christ to be born on this earth in our image so that through Him, He may abide with us forever. (Matthew 28:20).
Once there was a popular singer who had all the luxury she wanted. But one day her husband abandoned her and left her for his own good life. Only then the singer began to understand life and its realities. She had all the luxuries she wanted but did not have love. She was yearning with all her heart for someone who could love her. It was at this situation her adopted son said to her, “Mom! Let me take you and make you stay with me. I will take care of you”. One day in the church, the preacher was preaching on Isaiah 53:5. He was preaching how Jesus gave us His life by shedding His blood on the Cross from 5 major wounds. The Lady who was touched by this message declared, “If at all I live; it’s only for this God.” She dedicated herself completely to serve the Lord. A huge peace filled her heart. In a few days, her adopted son too died in a car accident but she did not give-up on serving the Lord. She stood in the same church and said, “It was Christ who gave me life. It is He who has given me the strength to bear and endure the death of my son. Her testimony brought tremendous glory to God.
My dear friend! Hold on to God tightly and firmly. He who gave us His only begotten son is sure to also give us His entire blessings to us (Romans 8:32). He who created the whole Universe is the One who wants us to have eternal life. He came down to the earth as a human to abide in us as an eternal Father. Let us therefore be strengthened by this hope. His eternal love and His eternal power will lead us in the path of eternal life. Place your faith on the eternal God. Then the eternal God will bless us and fill us with eternal blessings. Have a wonderful Christmas Season!
I praise You and thank You, O Holy God, the Almighty Creator of mankind, for the love and compassion You have for me. I thank You, for the gift of salvation You have bestowed on me. God, You have sent Your only begotten son to this earth so that You can remain with me always and forever. Thank You God! Let Your eternal power and love lead me all through my life. Bless me and fill me with Your everlasting blessings. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.