Christmas is one clause of God's covenant with us. A very special clause that demonstrated just how serious God was about fulfilling His end of the bargain -- no matter the cost.
Some of the contracts I signed last month -- I signed with a lot to lose. Some of the contracts I signed with nothing to lose.
When we trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior, we lose a lot.
We lose our old master: self. We leave behind our slavery to sin. We shed our hopelessness (Ephesians 2:11). We give up our allegiance to the world. We don't have to serve fear anymore, because death is not our final destination. And we lose the right to say "I want".
But, when we follow Christ, we gain everything:
* Peace with God forever
* Purpose that is eternal
* The Presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives
* The promise of being fruitful
* And pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11)!
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.