Let’s not forget the real reason we celebrate Christmas…GRACE…it’s the only FREE gift on the planet that NEVER stops giving and whose benefits are ETERNAL.
God gives us a free gift…life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
Max Lucado writes —
One of the hardest things to do is to be saved by grace. There’s something in us that reacts to God’s free gift. We have some weird compulsion to create laws, systems, and regulations that will make us “worthy” of our gift.
Why do we do that? The only reason I can figure is pride. To accept grace means to accept its necessity, and most folks don’t like to do that. To accept grace also means that one realizes his despair, and most people aren’t too keen on doing that either.
If you find yourself here…wanting to do it yourself, earn your way, make it on your own steam…you’re not alone.
But you’re also not right.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving.