The Best Christmas Gift with No Strings Attached
“God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” – 1 John 4:9-10
Are you looking for the best Christmas gift this year? I know I am as well as millions others in the world. We have a large family on both sides, so I am always looking for great Christmas gifts. But can you imagine getting the best Christmas gift this year AND a gift that has NO strings attached?
How many times have you heard the phrase, “No strings attached?”
When I hear that phrase it can definitely peek my interest, but once I learn more about the offer, deal, or prize- I realize there are often strings attached. Sometimes when a person gives a gift there might be an underlying message saying, “Well, I did this for you, now you need to do this for me.”
Some things in this life have strings attached. But there is ONE gift that guarantees NO strings attached. That gift is the very best gift you can receive this Christmas. It is salvation through Jesus Christ. God gives His love with no strings attached. There is no bait and switch. His love is authentic and real. His love is pure, unlike any other love you have encountered before. Romans 5:8 says,
“But God showed His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Once we receive love and acceptance from the Lord, we can embrace the wonderful sacrifice the Lord made on our behalf.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed” – Isaiah 53:5
Because Jesus died on a cross for each one of us and was persecuted on our behalf, we now have the hope and gift of eternal life. We only need to receive it. Jesus accepts us just as we are, we don’t need to overthink it or talk ourselves out of the best gift of all. Simply open your hands and receive the very best Christmas gift this year and for the rest of your life. You don’t need to be perfect…just receive Him today. I am praying for you right now for any friends reading this and praying you will receive Him as your Lord and Savior today!
Dear friend, maybe you already received this wonderful gift from Jesus, but you have lost your way. If so, come back and embrace what Jesus sacrificed for you. Recommit your heart and life to Him this very moment!
Seek His love.
Seek His face.
Seek His Word.
….and call out to Him for you dear one are His beloved.
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” – Romans 10:13
If you missed any of the previous weeks of Moments with Maker Devotionals, you can find the rest HERE.
**Moments with Maker is a weekly devotional blog series from my Moments with Maker Devotional book I am preparing to publish – 365 Daily Devotionals. I will be sharing 52 devotionals with you throughout the year to encourage, build up, edify and draw you closer to the Maker of your soul.
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