Topic: Happy Birthday Jesus [TREM Devotional 25 December 2018]
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: ….” Isaiah 9:6
Compliments of the season, dearly beloved. As I write today, I am reminded of the many controversies that trail the date that Jesus was born. Some say it is December, others say no, it is not. Why bother yourself about the date He was born. The question is: was Jesus born? The answer is yes, so every other thing is a non-essential and should not take your time. I will only have a challenge with you if you do not agree that Jesus came in the flesh, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, because those are some of the essentials, indeed pillars of the faith that we profess.
Do not get involved in unnecessary arguments of the date He was born; whether January or December does not matter, but we have set today aside all over the world to celebrate Him who came, lived, died and rose again just for us. The interesting thing however is that despite the climate change going on all over the world, the weather will always change at Christmas. That shows the awesomeness of God.
Today, as we celebrate His birth, take time to think of the price He paid for you. For Him to leave the comfort of Heaven to come in the form of a man, is simply incredible. It is a sacrifice no one else can pay, so you cannot repay Him. What you owe Him is a life of commitment to soul winning.
As you celebrate today, think of the unbelievers around you and find a way to reach out to them. Jesus said: compel them to come in. So go out of your way to be a witness and populate Heaven today. Let Heaven rejoice because of the souls that will come into the Kingdom through you today.
Further Reading: Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 14:15-23
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Zephaniah; Evening- Revelation 16
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Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.