“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord,” (Luke 2:11).  No sweeter words were ever spoken.  The greatest gift ever given was wrapped in swaddling clothes (Luke 2:7) and every day presents Himself to you (Revelation 3:20) to be unwrapped.  Each time you unwrap baby Jesus and allow Him to infiltrate your life, you find His amazing gifts to be new and fresh for you.  Daily He loads you with benefits (Psalm 68:19) and His mercies are new every morning.  Great is His faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22).

 Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving.  His love is both measureless and limitless (Romans 8:38-39).  His joy is complete (I Peter 1:8), and His grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9).  He is above all (John 3:31) yet lowers Himself to serve both you and me (Mark 10:45).  He is King of Kings (I Timothy 6:15) and knew no sin but took upon Himself the sin of the world (II Corinthians 5:21) and reached down to man as the sacrificial lamb purchasing our salvation.  “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross,” (Philippians 2:5-8).  That moment in history when the whole world changed, wasn’t just a blip in time.  It was arguably the greatest day in history only to be rivaled by the greatest demonstration of love in history, His death on the cross which was followed by the most powerful day in history when Jesus rose from the dead in power over hell, death, and the grave.  Jesus is the greatest phenomenon of the ages, and He always will be. 

 We can often get misdirected when think of the birth of Jesus and we look at the nativity.  We see Jesus as a baby and get caught up in earthly, fleshly thoughts.  We sometimes see Him as tiny, helpless, and weak but that baby laying in a manger was anything but helpless and weak.  He was fully man yet fully God.  Jesus didn’t grow into His role as Savior or develop into God.  He didn’t find His power later and learn to use it.  No, that babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger was 100% man and 100% God.  He came into this world with one purpose, to seek and to save those which were lost (Luke 19:10).  He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10).  He is the gift that keeps on giving.  You can’t outgive Him.  The more you surrender the more you get.

 Today, and every day, unwrap the gift of Jesus in your life.  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord,” (Luke 2:11).  Call upon Him and receive Him as Savior (Romans 10:13).  Know the love of Jesus (John 3:16), receive the free gift of salvation (Ephesians 3:20) and give Him His rightful place in your heart and life.  Make Him your King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil,” (Proverbs 3:5-7).  Remember you are loved.  Jesus loves you.

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