Monday, December 25, 2017

12.25.17 // Expecting the Messiah: Behold the Lamb

Our final Christmas thought is summed up in John the Baptist’s proclamation:

John 1:29
“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said,
Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

This is the reason the baby in the manger came. To take away the sins of the world. Your sins. My sins. He has done it. It is finished. It is complete. Salvation is ours! THIS is the whole point of the Christmas story, where God’s redemption plan began to unfold 2,000 years ago. And beyond all comprehension, we - you and I - can behold Him!!!

Take time to worship the Lord today because YOU HAVE BEHELD YOUR KING. God has allowed you to behold His Son. His Son endured so much for us because of God’s great love. What a mystery! What a great and undeserving gift! What a blessing! What an honor! Before the gifts are brought out and the Christmas dinner is baked, take time to sit with your Savior.

Enjoy your Savior today. Thank Him for your salvation. Praise Him for dying on your behalf. Tell someone about His goodness. Share His love with others. Enjoy the gifts He has so richly blessed you with. Enjoy your family and your friends. But most importantly, celebrate Christ, and give Him all of the glory! Let Christ be the center today and every day! Praise Him that you have beheld your Savior, and that one day, you will behold Him before your very eyes! What a thought! Have a great day, my friend!

Merry, merry, merry Christmas!!!

Always, Jacquelyn

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