Decorations

Read John 6:44-51

Decorations are a big part of Christmas. Some people go overboard in decorating their homes or yards or both. Such spectacles catch the eye. Most people will at least smile at seeing one. Sometimes, though, it seems like the story of Jesus’ birth is just part of the holiday decorations. It’s pretty to look at, but not very useful in daily life. It’s sweet and beautiful, but not important. Make sure you don’t make this mistake. Nothing is more important than the story of Jesus Christ. Your eternal destiny hinges on your response to it. Jesus didn’t just come to decorate history. He came to change it and then to own it. The baby in the manger is the King of the Universe and the Lord of all Creation. He’s more than cute. In fact, His helplessness is ours that He took on Himself and conquered through the cross and the empty tomb. Even as a baby, He was and is the mightiest warrior of warriors. Religion can exist on decorations, but saving faith needs a real Savior. This Savior is Jesus. He is no decoration. He is the bread of life.

Lord, my eyes may delight in the delightful parts of the holidays, but my heart desires You above all. I rejoice in Your provision Lord. I am humbled by the truth of who Jesus was and is. The world doesn’t know You, but, somehow, I do. How can this be? How is it that You love me this much? I am speechless.

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