The Christmas Child, the Holy Spirit, and the heater
On Christmas morn over 2000 years ago, a Child was born for us. This Christmas Child is God Himself. The Jewish scriptures plainly tell us this in Isaiah 9:6,
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; ... And His name will be called ... Mighty God, Eternal Father ... NASB®
We are told in Colossians 1:16 that this Christmas Child created all things - both in the heavens and on the earth. He is your Creator. You wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Him! What power!
This Child's name is Jesus - because it is He who will save us from our sins (Mathew 1:21). Because of Jesus' never-ending love for each one of us, He stepped out of eternity and became one of us. He did this so He could die in our place, and pay for our sins. The only thing He asks of us is to believe in Him. This belief in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, comes with the promise that His Spirit will come to live within us (Ephesians 1:13-14).
I have this electric heater. I plug it in to give it power, and then I can put it on high, med, low or even turn it off. The other day, I plugged my heater in so it would have the power to heat the living room, and left to do a few things. By the time I got back, I expected the room to be toasty but it wasn't. I looked. Yes, it was plugged in, but the temperature knob was turned off. The power was there to provide me with heat, but I had forgotten to turn it on.
As Christians, we have the power of the universe permanently dwelling in us - the Holy Spirit. Have you thought of that? In other words, we are eternally plugged into God's power. We are connected to His continuous power though Jesus, but at times we don't seem to have God's power on high, med, or even low. Read Galatians 5:16-26. What's the problem?
Because of His love for the world, Gini
Happy 2014 to my friends all over the world!