Thursday, December 12, 2013


Gifts we receive at Christmas no doubt will be nice. We'll enjoy them and possibly treasure some for sentimental reasons. And honestly, some we may not even like. But eventually those gifts will become old and fade away. Eventually they will blend in with all the other materialistic things we may own and just end up being something else that collects dust on a shelf. So we need to heed the warning in Matthew 6:19 NLT where it says, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.”

And yes, giving and receiving gifts is nice and so I am not suggesting not to give or receive them.  But I do want you to know there is ONE gift that will never grow old and will never go away. And that my family & friends is the gift of eternal life.  It’s the only gift that keeps on giving.

If you already know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, that's awesome! You've already received this special gift!  But don't hoard it for yourself!  Remember to share it with others so that they too can experience all God has in store for them!

Or maybe you just need to make a fresh start with God or possibly you've never received this gift.  Did you know that God loves YOU so much that He gave His One and Only Son to redeem all of us from our sins? And YES! That includes you too! 

Over 2000 years ago, God allowed Jesus to be born of a virgin outside in a manger. You see, even though God owns the world, it wasn't about wealth and materialistic things. God’s only concern and priority was the salvation of people. And so when the time came for Jesus to be sacrificed, God literally stepped back and allowed His One and Only Son to die a horrendous death for you and for me.   And Jesus willingly went to the cross; was crucified; died and was buried!  But oh my friends, it didn’t end at the cross.  On the 3rd day, Jesus arose from the grave and is seated at the right hand of God! He did all this hoping we would make Him Lord of our lives.

All the wealth in the world can’t save you.  Materialistic things can’t save you.  Your job can’t save you.  And other people can’t save you either.    

Jesus reigns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
He is the Only One that holds this place of honor!
Jesus is the ONLY ONE that can save you!

So my family & friends, whether this is your first time of accepting Jesus or you need to make a fresh start with God, simply repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior of your life.  But not just part of it; all of it!  Won’t you accept His gift today?  Not sure what to do after you accept Jesus.  Simply pray this little prayer from Psalms 143:10 NLT "Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing."

And then, my family & friends, you too will have this precious & priceless gift that will last for eternity! No one can ever take it away from you; it cost you nothing; and it will never fade away.

And remember...
It's the only gift that keeps on giving.

Praying God's richest blessings and complete favor over you as you continue to draw close to Him.

Love you all!

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14 NKJV