“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.”—Luke 1:31
Imagine it’s the present year (2021), and a sixteen-year-old girl says she’s pregnant, but she has never been with a man before. Oh, and another thing … her baby is going to be the Savior of the world.
I can see your eyes side rolling from here, but the truth is the people of yesterday were no different than they are today. Of course, they thought she had a fling before her marriage to Joseph. Of course, they thought Joseph was foolish for raising the illegitimate son of some stranger. And of course, they thought Jesus was delusional for thinking He was the Son of God, and was Himself the answer to all the world’s problems.
The wise men traveled from the East to offer their gifts to the Son of God and to acknowledge him as their King. Likewise, the greatest gift you can offer the Lord Jesus Christ is not your time, money, or things. The best gift you can give him is to believe He is who He says He is, and allow Him to live in you and be your healer, restorer, deliverer, redeemer, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Wonderful God, Wise Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and the Prince of your Peace.
Have you tried everything this world has to offer, with all its promises of ‘great gifts,’ only to find another lump of coal? This Christmas season, may you have the courage to take a leap a faith. There, you’ll find that the One you have run to has been with you from the very beginning—He was simply waiting for you to accept Him for who He truly is … your Savior.