The Gift: On the Tree or Under the Tree

1379Of the many gifts that were given on Christmas day, the greatest was not the one that was under the tree.  It was the One who was born in the manger and would later hang on the tree–the cross of Calvary.

Jesus is the gift who, “came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.  But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right (power) to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”

Notice the groups in the verses above:

  • Those who were naïve about their spiritual needs.
  • Those who would receive Him as Savior.
  • Those who could perceive the source of their right and power to become what God desires them to be.

Which of the three groups above best describe you?  When was the last time you took a spiritual inventory?  Are you claiming your right and power to live the life God has designed for you?

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