But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:12 KJV)
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6, 7 KJV)
This Christmas we will be giving and receiving gifts. But I hope and pray that you already received the precious gift that God gave to us, that is Jesus Christ. Everyone knows that he is the reason for Christmas. He is the ultimate Christmas gift. That is common knowledge to everyone who is a Christian. But their is something about this precious gift that we should know. What I mean is why is He a precious gift. In this study, I want us to look at the three indicators that describe our precious gift. Knowing these will give a deeper appreciation for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,Looking at our text, we see our first indicator:
1.) What the gift says about us the receiver. John 1:12 “sons of God”. You know sometimes the gift speaks who the person will receive it. In giving a gift, we must know the need or want of the person. What best describe this person is somewhat a factor in deciding what gift will fit for this person. Sometimes we have this themed gift for our Christmas fellowship like “something sweet” or “something cute”. We are according to the verse are sons of God. Those who accepted Christ becomes precious also not because we are fit enough to receive the gift but because Christ is precious. The gift is precious itself. Jesus is the son of God. He is also the first born of every believer. Therefore, we became the redeemed ones.
We are important to God. We are elected by God for Christ. We are sinners made holy. When we possess Christ, we doesnt just possess Him. We possess Christ and He gave us a position, sons of God.
Christians, knowing that we are sons of God because of Jesus, are you living the life that magnifies the precious gift?
(To be continued next week…)