“He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:11-13.
How wonderful to think about the baby Jesus during this season. But perhaps the most important thing we can do is remember that He came into the world to bring salvation. The Bible tells us that God loved us so much that He sent Jesus, that He might grow up to be a man and die for the sins of the world.
Because of Him, we can be part of God’s family. No matter who we are, or what we have done, He offers us the right to “become children of God.” Note that “We cannot be good enough to become His children..we cannot do enough righteous deeds, reform ourselves enough, sacrifice enough, give enough, dedicate ourselves enough, or achieve enough to earn that position.” This is a spiritual birth. We must be “born of God.”
Today, pause to thank God for sending Jesus. If you already have believed in His name, love, and offer..rejoice that you have become a child of God. But if you have any doubts, this is the time to be sure. Simply believe on His name. Confess your sins. And believe that Jesus died for you and your sins. And confess that Jesus is your Lord. Remember, God is ready to welcome you into His family, to pour forth His blessings upon you, and to give you your inheritance. But also remember that millions of people around the world need to hear this message. Rejoice that you can be His child! But ask Him to give you a passion for souls, that others may be saved. Peace be unto you in Jesus name!