The Importance of Christmas
At Christmas, Jesus was born. At Christmas, God became a human being to rescue us. This human being who came to rescue us was born in a stable in Bethlehem and laid in a Manger, he is Jesus Christ. All of us need to receive Jesus Christ, to receive him in the same way as we receive the King or President of our country when they come to stay. We need to invite him in and give him the run of the price. Without Jesus Christ, we "perish," as John 3:16 makes plain "...that whosoever believes in him should not perish..." The word "perish" means just what it implies and the only way to avoid this is to receive God’s grace by faith—his grace displayed in Jesus. Without him, we are "lost" a terrible thing to contemplate—though millions of people today never give it a thought. In Acts 4:12 we are told: "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved." Christmas is important for everyone, whether they know it yet or not.