Sunday, December 25, 2005

The True Meaning of Christmas

Good morning, Happy Souls!

Bill Keller wrote a wonderful devotional today
that I highly recommend to you. He has given
me permission to copy his e-mails, and I'm sure
he would be happy if you would share this with
people you know as well.


(John 3:16)

***The greatest gift you can give anyone this
Christmas are the words of everlasting life.
Forward this to someone that you know who is lost,
and pray that God will open their hearts to
receive HIS gift to the world ... JESUS CHRIST!

For God so loved the word, HE GAVE. Today is the
day we celebrate the greatest gift ever given.
We celebrate today the birth of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.
Today is truly a day of rejoicing. Because of
this gift from God, we can be forgiven of our
sins and reunited with our Creator for eternity.

So much of what I deal with each day in this
Devotional is to help you walk through this short
journey here on earth victoriously and productively.
But we must never forget that our time here is very
brief and there is an eternity waiting for us when
this journey is complete. I want to focus for just
a minute on this most blessed day, to that split
second when our life on this earth is finished and
we are launched into eternity. Do you this day
have the assurance that when your life is complete,
your eternity is going to be spent in Heaven?

If the answer to that question is anything but a
resounding YES, then let me just share this simple
truth with you. You see, our God, our Creator so
loved this world, so loved His creation, that He
sent His son, His only Son to be part of this world.
Jesus had one mission in this life. It wasn't to
be a great teacher, though He was a great teacher.
It wasn't to be a great prophet, though He was a
great prophet. It wasn't to be a great miracle
worker, though He did work many great miracles.
No my friend, Jesus came to this world with only
one job ... to die.

You see, the reason it was vital for Jesus to be
immaculately conceived by God and born of a virgin
was so that He was not infected with the same
problem you and I were born into this life with ....
sin. Otherwise, the best He could have done was die
for His own sins. Jesus lived on this earth for
some 33 years before it was time to complete His
work. That work was finished on a cross on the hill
called Calvary where He hung and then died as the
perfect sacrifice for the sins of this world.

That is why, whosoever believes in Jesus, shall not
perish for eternity, but have everlasting life!
Believing in Jesus is the only way to be saved
because it was Jesus who died and was sacrificed
for our sins. There are no other ways to be saved,
no other roads back to God, there are no other
plans of salvation. This is God's one and only
plan to reconcile his fallen creation back to
Himself. This is the only way you can escape
eternity apart from the God who created you in His
own image. It is through His grace and by faith
in Jesus Christ!

There are many incredible mysteries in the Bible.
There are many doctrinal issues that will never be
fully understood until we are in Heaven. But God
made the most important decision of this life very
easy and simple to understand. He gave every one
the opportunity to have their sins washed away and
be assured of an eternity in Heaven.

That is why we celebrate Christmas today! That is
why we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
The most important decision you will make in this
life is not who you will marry, where you will
live, what kind of job you will have. The most
important decision you will make in this life is
to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and

If you have not done that yet, the Bible says that
today is the day of salvation. I would invite you
to go to my website, and click
on the button that says PLAN OF SALVATION (direct
link: ).
Read those words, pray that prayer, and accept
today God's gift to you this Christmas, the gift
of His son Jesus.

I love you and care about you deeply. For those of
you who already know Christ as your Savior, I would
encourage you to forward this email to someone you
know who is lost and without hope this Christmas.
What better present to give someone than the
opportunity to know Jesus as their Savior.

I pray today that you will take time out of the busy
day of travel, visiting friends and family, to focus
on the gift God has given to us in His son Jesus.
He gave His very best gift to us, which is why I
will continue to encourage you to give your very best
everyday to Him.

May you and your family have a most blessed
celebration of our Lord's birth!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

***If I can help you in any way you can contact me
through my personal email at

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May God bless you as you learn from this message!

Merry Christmas!!

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2005 Donald W. Mitchell


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