Merry Christmas from The Nostromo Files!

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Christmas greetings!

 

 

 

In this mad modern rush we call ‘the holiday season’, it is easy to forget that Christmas is about the gift of Love:

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.” John 3:16

 

 

I found this recently while doing some holiday reading on the subject:

 

“The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.

“The real Christmas story is the story of God’s becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ.

Why did God do such a thing?

Because He loves us!

 

Why was Christmas necessary?

Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself (1 John 4:8).

 

Why do we celebrate Christmas each year?

Out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate.

 

“The true meaning of Christmas is love.

 

God loved His own and provided a way—the only Way—for us to spend eternity with Him.

He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in full, and we are free from condemnation when we accept that free gift of love.

“But God put His love on the line for us by offering His Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to Him.” (Romans 5:8).”

[Excerpted from GotQuestions.org, my go-to site.]

 

Thank you for following this blog all year around. Your comments are a gift! Through this website and our shared interests, I have had the chance to meet you: people from all over the Earth… from all walks of life. That is also a tremendous gift.

And so I wanted to celebrate this message of love with you on this day we mark in remembrance of the Savior’s birth.

Merry Christmas!

 

“A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2, verses 8-12.  Screencap from The Nativity Story (2006)

 

 

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