Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Merry chrismas to you. This is a message of love and best wishes. It is a time to send best wishes to loved one and acquaintances and a time good enough to forgive those who have erred against us as we, too, have developed the humility to ask forgiveness from those we may have offended. This is so because the season is about love express in giving: the giving of time to children, to our old mothers we have not seen since the beginning of this year the giving of gifts to loved ones and the sending of best wishes to others. God the father, the personification of love, started this when he sent Hiis only son to the sinful for a sin solution. John 3:16 ,For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. As we go about showing love in different forms, i want to tell us that the best gift we can gift today is to us. Yes, to ourself; me, i and myself. When Jesus came, he was God walking amongst us, healing, forgiving, and delivering those oppressed. He showed compassion to the downtrodden. We call Him EMMANUEL [GOD WITH US] But after post Resurrection, Jesus desires to come even closer to humankind, He wants to live within us! Hear Him in the book of Revelation 3:20, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. This is the core of the message of Christianity; accepting the coming in of the lord to live in us and we in him. A divine experience that is difficult to explain in lay terms. There are visitors and there are visitors. There are those we recieve into our inner chambers even tell them to sit beside us in our bedroom!, and there are those we only recieve at the gate, yet both are termed visitors. Mady Christians only have Jesus at the gate; there have not allowed Him to come in at all. Today, as we celebrate, let us allowed him in, let us open up our heart and let Jesus come in and sup with us like he said.