Come to Him
By: Sarah Fox
As the Christmas season approaches, it’s so easy to get caught up in all the festivities. We vaguely reference the birth of Jesus while we partake in the gift giving, the rush of Christmas shopping, and all the other last-minute preparations that take place during this season. In my own efforts to share some insight on the birth of Jesus, I found that we often neglect the true purpose of Jesus’ arrival into the world. We all know about the virgin birth, the angelic message to the shepherds, and the wise men’s journey in following the star, but how often do we really ponder about Jesus’ mission to save mankind from imminent death? The true purpose of Jesus’ birth wasn’t for it to be associated with a commercialized holiday, but rather to point us to our need for a Savior.
If you’re tired, come to Him for rest.
If you’re hurt, come to Him for healing.
If you’re confused, come to Him for clarity.
If you’re depressed, come to Him for joy.
If you’re in chaos, come to Him for peace.
If you’re lonely, come to Him for friendship.
If you’re broken, come to Him for restoration.
If you’re fearful, come to Him for courage.
If you feel defeated, come to Him for victory.
If you’re lost, come to Him for direction.
If you’re downtrodden, come to Him for comfort.
If you’re weak, come to Him for strength.
If you’re thirsty, come to the Living Water.
If you’re hungry, come to The Bread of Life.
If you think no one understands you, come to Our Great High Priest who is able to empathize with our every weakness.
If you think you’re a failure, come to the One who never fails.
Come to The Good Shepherd.
Come to The Lion of Judah.
Come to The Great I AM.
Come to The Alpha and Omega.
Come to The Savior.
Come to The Rock of Ages.
Come to The King of Kings.
Come to The Lord of Lords.
Come to The Healer.
Come to The Comforter.
Come to The Lamb of God.
Come to JESUS,
He is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE!
God’s gift to man was salvation through His Son. The gift of love was evident in Jesus’ birth. He wasn’t desired by men and He wasn’t born in the most elegant of circumstances, yet, He humbly came to Earth to die for our sins. This gift can only be received if we choose to come to Him.
Here is a lovely Christmas song for you:
For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is to initiate the final judgement of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him. -John 3:16-17 (AMP)