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December 19, 2018

Merry Christmas from all of us at EMCA!

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” Galatians 4:4-5

 

It is here! The season is Christmas and there is fun, lights, and festivities everywhere you look. Students have finished exams and are excited about a long break. With all that is going on, it is easy to think about what gifts we want to receive for Christmas and those gifts we want to give. Others are excited about their New Year’s resolutions. But hold on, is that all that it is about?

 

The Christmas break gives us a time to pause and think. What is Christmas for, or, what is the Christmas celebration about? Have we considered the greatest gift of all? The greatest gift of all, of course, is spiritual adoption that comes through faith in Jesus Christ.

 

So, let us not miss the primary significance that we have in Christmas, the season of celebrating the birth of Christ into our world to redeem a people for Himself.

Christ came at the right time.

Christ came as the perfect man.

Christ came as the Son of God.

Christ came to give salvation and redemption; this can be received by faith!

What an amazing gift this is!

 

So, if you have received this gift, that is wonderful! Share it with someone.

If you do not know this gift, consider why Christ came. He came to redeem. That is the greatest gift of all – – to be cleansed and redeemed. This truly makes it a “merry” season.

 

Merry Christmas!