Romans 5:1-2 “Since then it is by faith that we are justified, let us grasp the fact that we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have confidently entered into this new relationship of grace, and here we take our stand, in happy certainty of the glorious things he has for us in the future.” J.B. Phillips Translation
It is always good to know the reason/s we celebrate an event, or else it would simply be an empty meaningless activity. Fortunately for us the Bible gives us many reasons to celebrate the Christmas season. And what the Word of God tells us is that we who follow Jesus Christ have every reason to celebrate Christmas, we do so because we know that Jesus came into this world to make us right with God (Justified). And because we are right with God through faith in Jesus Christ, we are now able to enjoy:
1. Peace with God
This means the God will no longer hold our sins against us and from enmity we now are able to enjoy a lasting friendship with God. Jesus came to bring us peace with God, so that we might enjoy the blessings of God. Because when there is peace good things always happen.
2. Access to God’s Grace
This means that we enjoy unlimited access to God and can come to Him any time for the help we need. Because Jesus came and is part of our lives, there is always grace to draw upon when we need God’s grace.
3. Hope of the Glory of God
From people who because of sin fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) to a people today who will one day we shall share in His glory! No matter what we are going through today as we follow Jesus, we are a people not without hope; because Jesus came, and is now part of our lives, we have the confidence that one day we will partake of God’s glory.
WIN Calgary, let us celebrate this wonderful season!!! We have valid reasons to celebrate.