By Kate Tamale Sali
As millions of Christians all over the world celebrated Christmas, it was time to remember with gratitude the supernatural gift of the birth of Jesus on earth(Luke 1: 26-35). We are also reminded of the unconditional Love of God.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
It was God’s love for mankind, that brought Jesus Christ to be born on Earth with a mission to redeem each one of us back to God after the fall of Man in the garden of Eden (Genesis 2: 16-17, 3:17-19).
Jesus died for our sins on the Cross and resurrected on the third day and through personal repentance and faith in Him, He gave His people eternal life Romans 5:8,19).
We are children of God through Jesus Christ. “But as many as received Jesus: to them He gave power to become the sons of God even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).
We also have to remember that Jesus went about doing good, curing the sick, feeding the hungry, raising the dead. He never sent anyone away (Acts 10:38).
We ought to lead others to Christ
In Mark 2:1-12, we read of a story of a paralytic man who was lowered through the roof by his four friends so that he could be healed by Jesus. These friends made an opening through the roof and placed their paralytic friend in front of Jesus! They purposed to carry their friend to meet Jesus in spite of the crowd.
The Bible tells us that when Jesus saw their faith, the first thing He said to the paralyzed man was, “Son, your sins are forgiven”. Jesus dealt with his salvation first which is eternal, before saying to the man, “I tell you get up, take your mat and go home.”
My friend, let it be our supreme duty to tell others about the saving grace of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28; 19-20). Only Jesus the son of God has authority on Earth to forgive our sins just as this man was healed both spiritually and physically.
Jesus does not condemn you. He is still knocking at the door of your heart (Revelations 3:20) “Behold I stand at the door of your heart and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come into him and will sup with him and he with me”.
Our Lord Jesus is still calling, will you answer His call and let Him in, receive Him as your Lord and savior?