Give The Lord An
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief
(1 Timothy 1:15).
What’s the best gift you can give to the Lord this Christmas season? Is it the hymns we sing, the nice Christmas decorations, shimmering lights and fireworks? All these are nice, but they really won’t impress Him because He lives in a place where the beauty and glory beats anything man has ever seen or can imagine. The streets in heaven are paved with gold, and the light in which He dwells is such that no man can approach unto (1 Timothy 6:16). So, all the “twinkling Christmas lights” and the “red-gold-and-green” decorations won’t really impress Him.
What will impress the Lord at Christmas is your gift of love to Him, expressed in leading a sinner to receive salvation. No one is applauded or honoured in heaven for putting up the finest Christmas decorations or for organizing the loudest Christmas party. What gets heaven’s attention is that person you touch with the love of Christ and lead to salvation. That’s what brings joy to the Father’s heart and causes all of heaven to exuberantly rejoice: “… joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance” (Luke 15:7).
This lets you know what your priority should be at this time of the year, and always! You should keep causing joy in heaven by leading men and women to salvation. It’s the greatest gift you can give to the Lord. Jesus was born to raise sons of God; and that’s what the Husbandman is waiting for. He’s looking out for the precious fruit of the earth (James 5:7). As you lead a sinner to Christ you’re reaping His harvest; the souls of men.
Perhaps you won a sinner to Christ last Christmas and as a result there was joy in heaven, but now you ought to give the Lord another gift, so there’ll be greater joy. The greatest gift of all that you can give to Him is what we read in Luke 15:7: “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”Lead a sinner to Christ this season, and you’d have made it a memorable Christmas for the Lord.
I adore and glorify you for your Word that has come out to minister to me. I go forth to my world, reaching out to every one in my sphere of contact, and winning souls as I celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord for my strength is renewed as an eagle’s and I’m ready to get you the greatest gift of all
in Jesus Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 9:16