Dear friends and visitors,
Would you like to give the Good King a very special Christmas gift on this day that celebrates His birth when He came down to this world?
The very best gift you can give Him is your heart. Now most of you may be thinking: “But my heart is too dirty and sin-filled to make a nice Christmas gift for Jesus! There’s no way He would want it!”
It’s so true that the “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9 KJV), but believe it or not that’s what the Good King wants. He wants to take your bad heart and make it into a heart like His: full of love, forgiveness, generosity, and compassion.
This is what He promises: “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26 KJV).
When you give Him your “stony heart” He gives you a brand new heart in return. He is blessed (if it is possible for a God to be blessed) and you are blessed.
Jesus was born to save us from our sins so that we could have eternal life and live with Him in Heaven some day. He could have just ignored this world and left us to die in our miserable state, but He loved us too much to do that. His Father (Who is also our Father) loved us as well and gave us the gift of His dear Son. He knew what would happen to Him in this broken world but He still did it because He wanted us to be a part of His big heavenly family. Jesus also knew what would happen but He still did it because He wanted to be the Bridge that would help us cross the deep chasm back to God the Father.
Being reconciled to God was the whole purpose of the Good King’s Mission. “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:19 KJV). Isn’t it wonderful that God values us poor humans that much! No matter our life circumstances or what we have done, He wants us to be reconciled to Himself.
All of us have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. Not one of us is perfect (see Romans 3:23). We are all in need of salvation which comes only through Jesus Christ (see Acts 4:12 and John 14:6).
Today Jesus is saying to you: “My son (daughter), give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways” (Proverbs 23:26 KJV). He is telling you that above all things He wants you for Christmas. Will you say yes and give Him your heart, not just for this special day but for everyday?
“Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts” (Hebrews 3:15 KJV).
If you would like to learn about the Good King and what He did for the whole human race, please check out “The Good King” category in this blog. May you have a blessed Christmas in His Majesty!