Monday, December 23, 2013

A Baby Changes Everything - Guest Post by Bill Davis

Today, as we continue in the Advent season, let us remember the love of the Christ Child. There is a song that says; “A baby changes everything”. There is so much hatred and deception in our world. The word of God is based on truth and love. Jesus Christ is the gift of God’s love and salvation.
Romans 5:8 (NIV); “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus Christ, the son of God, is humbly asking us to receive Him and accept His gift of Salvation. He does not force Himself on anyone but goes where He is welcome. Matthew tells us in Chapter 10:15what will happen if His word is not accepted;
“I tell you the truth it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgment than for that town.”
We might substitute the word “person” for “town”. Sodom and Gomorrah were completely destroyed by fire and brimstone. This is a strong comparison to those who hear about the gift of Jesus but do not accept it. Too many “believers” remove the wrapping from God’s gift but do not fully obey His teachings. We must consume the gift of Jesus and feed on His words for nourishment. Jesus says He will never leave or forsake us. But before this gift is ours, we have to completely accept it and try our best to live it and show God’s perfect love in our own imperfect way to our own imperfect world.
Today, give a special gift of love to someone. Make a difference in someone’s life. Think of several people you know and give them a call, email or text them. Tell them you are thinking about them, you love them and in the spirit of the Season, you will be saying a special prayer for them. Maybe this gets you out of your comfort zone but remember Jesus’ words.
John 13:34-35 (NIV); “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”

Bill Davis lives in Anderson County, SC, where he often speaks at churches and encourages evangelism and discipleship efforts across the region.

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