Merry Christmas 2012

 
 
     It's Christmas once again, the time when we focus more on what we're getting, than what we can give.
      When we think of ourselves more than others. That's what this holiday is all about right?
 
Amidst all the gift giving,
 Tree decorating,
 
 
Eating, 
and getting upset when you don't get what you really wanted.
 
Let's not forget the real meaning of Christmas. How that Christ came to earth as a baby.
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)

How He came to take our punishment for sin.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
(John 3:14-15)

How He rose again, defeating death.
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:46-47)

How that by believing in Him, we can be sure of eternal life, in heaven.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
(John 3:16-17)

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