The First Day of Christmas – The Greatest Gift of ALL

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8

Herein lies the reminder of the most remarkable gift we have ever been given!  As we usher in this glorious season of celebrating the birth, the beginning of our salvation – found in our Savior, Jesus Christ, may we truly grasp the magnificence of this most momentous gift.

For each and every one of us, while we were still sinners, He came as but a babe, into a humble space, showed us the heart of our Heavenly Father, and then took all our sin and shame upon Himself, as He boldly bore them on the cross at Calvary.  He did not come because we were worthy, or somehow had earned His grace, but rather He came and died because He loves us and wanted to provide the way for us to spend all of eternity with Him.

On this first day of Christmas, may our hearts and minds meditate on the most magnificent gift that has ever been given – while we were still sinners, He came to save!

pastel by Tammy OdomPlease click image to see her work :)

O Holy Night,

 
pastel by Tammy Odom
Please click image to see her work 🙂

ever precious in our sight.

When all of heaven heard

God speak salvation’s word.

As a babe, He sent His Son,

so all sin and death’d be undone.

May we each receive God’s grace,

and ever rest in His sweet embrace.

Dear Heavenly Father,  thank You that while we were stuck sinking in sin, You sent Your Son to save us.  Thank You that though we were sinners, You chose to love.  Forgive us for the times that we allow our gaze to stray from the reason for this season, and may our every attitude and action announce the purpose of praising You, now and forever.  Teach us to give as we have been given and to love as we are loved.  May we be a reflection of You so that many may be moved to receive Your glorious gift of grace this season.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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