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Monday, December 8, 2014

Why we celebrate CHRISTmas.....

I John 3:5,8
And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, 
and there is no sin in him.
But when people keep on sinning, 
it shows that they belong to the devil, 
who has been sinning since the beginning. 
But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.

Amidst all the craziness that can happen trying to prepare for CHRISTmas.....
all the decorating and shopping and cooking and baking and wrapping.....
all the stress that can come from trying to get ready.....
the first and foremost thing that I need to have ready.....
is my heart!

I need an open heart to accept the ONE who came to this world as a tiny, precious baby.....
as meek and mild as a lamb.
And just like lambs were used in the Old Testament as a sacrifice for sins.....
Jesus was The Lamb who became the ultimate sacrifice.....
who took my place on the cross.....
to pay for my sins!

This is exactly why we celebrate CHRISTmas!

Praise His Holy Name.....
thank You, Jesus!


Breathing in Grace,



2 comments:

  1. Hi Deb! What a gorgeous header. I love it!
    I am joining you in the hope that my heart will be opened wide to him on his birthday! I really like the image of 'breathing in grace'. I know that God is in everything, and so he is here as I type to you...If I remember that, I will be taking in that precious gift of grace all day. That's for me!
    Happy Monday,
    Ceil

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  2. Beautiful, God - honoring post, Deb :)

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