IT’S TRUE, GOD CHOSE YOU!
As I watched The Nativity on my television that day~
I saw the angel come to Joseph.
Come to Mary.
Speaking to their hearts~
”Don’t be afraid.”
Words of assurance.
This was God.
He would be born of the Holy Spirit. Messiah and Savior of the world.
I saw His birth. I saw the manger. I watched His earthly parent’s faces filled with joy and love for this Child Who meant the world to them.
I saw the gift of Christmas.
My heart pondered the ones God had chosen to raise the Savior of all mankind. The parents whose house Jesus would live and be raised in.
They must’ve been so special for God almighty to choose them.
Why did God choose Joseph?
Why did God choose Mary?
God answered me that day.
He whispered words to my heart that brought tears.
I chose you too Charisse.
I chose you for my Son to live and dwell. Every day He is there with you because He has been born in you.
That day, so many years ago, someone showed me God’s words of incredible love. Someone read me the Christmas story and told me that baby, grown into a man, died on the cross for me. He took my sin on Himself so that I could be justified and forgiven. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart. I was no longer afraid of death. Christ was born in me and every day since that day He lives in me, and with me. There is nothing that can separate me from Him and His love for me.
I am not special. I have done nothing, not one thing to deserve this. Yet God chose me, because I am His and He loves me.
And He loves you.
God’s gift of His Son is for you as well. The gift of being born again.
The gift of everlasting life.
The gift of Christmas.
Just as the angel spoke to Mary and she in turn had incredible faith to believe that the Messiah would live in her~
God is speaking to you.
Have faith and believe that He can live in you as well. He can live in your heart and life every single day and one day receive you into the home He has prepared for you in heaven.
No fear of death any longer.
You can be His manger.
You can be His home here on earth.
You can be the light of His star that leads others to Him.
Not because you are special.
Not because you are good enough.
Not because you go to church.
But only because of God’s love.
Only because of Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross.
Don’t be afraid.
God’s words give us assurance.
By faith believe and accept God’s beautiful gift today.
The gift of a baby~
The gift of Jesus~
The gift of Christmas!