A great reminder to focus on family this Christmas… Merry Christmas!
“Christmas, the day we celebrate the birth of Christ, is my favorite time of the year. During this season, the atmosphere seems to be supercharged with excitement. Not because of the gift-buying and the other things we do to ourselves to make Christmastime one of the most hectic times of the year, but because of the birth of Christ and why Jesus came.
I submit to you that one of the main reasons He came was to heal broken relationships.
First and foremost, Jesus came to heal our relationship with God. You see, before the fall of man in the Garden, we enjoyed a wholesome relationship with our heavenly Father. But sin separated us from Him so that we could no longer enjoy intimate fellowship with Him. This breach in our relationship with God was unacceptable to Him because He values our relationship with Him.
So what did God do about this problem? He sent His Son that first Christmas as a means for us to be reconciled with God through faith in His Son: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).”
Article by Author – Frank King (Extract Below)