The fall of man in Genesis started a journey of reconciliation initiated by Man and honored by God, however as time went on, these rituals didn’t serve the divine purpose for which we were created for and God decided to take a big risk and send down His only Son Jesus despite the fact that Man could reject this move by Him and keep to the present plan. It was a gift given out of a reckless and extravagant love God has for His creation. Can you imagine if Jesus went to Earth and decided that he wouldn’t die for these people? God would have lost His only Son and we, an eternal solution to our sinful separation from God.
Christmas is a time to really give thanks to God and reflect on this treasured gift and evaluate what we have done with the gift Jesus. How are we treating Jesus? Do we treasure Him as The Father treasures us? Do we only remember to worship him when Christmas comes or does He dwell in our hearts daily? What are we doing with Jesus?
A gift given in true extravagant love shouldn’t be taken for granted but cherished everyday. Let’s celebrate Christmas everyday by honoring the gift given to us by our Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ is Lord.