2017年12月02日

If there were no Christmas

Not because I am a pastor, but if there were no Christmas, the world would be much dimmer. There would be no Jingle Bells, no White Christmas, no singing of the Silent Night, or no Christmas presents. There would be no pretty illuminations, no Hallelujah Choirs, no parties, no Christmas cakes. It would be such a dim year ending. However, that is not the ultimate loss. The true loss is the loss of salvation given by Jesus Christ who is the hero of the Christmas;

1. We would lose the way of winning the victory over death, which is the greatest fear of mankind,
2. There would be no forgiveness at the Judgement Day by God after our death,
3. The absolute and true value of ourselves would not be provided by anyone,
4. There would be no relief from our fears or loneliness,
5. There would be no peace of mind during our time in troubles.

We would lose all those wonderful things Jesus Christ had done for us. So, when we think of it, we can see how important the salvation given through the birth of Christ was. And that salvation was even given us for free. Listen to the words of Christ,
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12, NIV)”

I pray for you that you would visit a church on one of Sundays in the month of December where Christmas is celebrated, and receive this wonderful joy for yourselves.

Senior Pastor Masao Nakanishi

posted by kbcc-monthly at 10:19| Comment(0) | English
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