I am a writer. When I read these verses again just awhile ago, and typed them in for a post, I just kept writing........... :)
"This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."
The Bible: I John 1:5 - 10
THIS, too, is the reason to celebrate Christmas - the date used to remember the birth of the brightest Light ever - to remember that though evil and darkness DOES exist in this world, God's Light is there to show us the evil and darkness and to lead us out of it .... IF we turn to Him and allow Him to do so. But, if we brush it all off and keep telling ourselves we aren't sinners, that there is no evil in us, we are, as the verse says, "deceiving ourselves." We are all sinners. However, are we sinners who have come to believe that Jesus Christ really IS the Son of God, Who was sent to be born on this earth in order to complete the plan God had for the salvation of the earth's inhabitants, sinners who have turned to Him, trusted what He said and accepted His FREE gift of salvation ( no strings attached!) ..... OR, are we sinners who have ridiculed the "idea" of God and of His Son, ridiculed the idea that we need salvation - ridiculed the idea that this Jesus Christ born on earth is the Son of God?This is such an important question to ask ourselves. If we turn away, if we laugh at the idea that there is sin and we are sinners, then we do "make Him a liar" - but God doesn't lie.
- God doesn't lie. God is real. Check Him out in Scripture -
check out Scripture and where it came from and why we can believe what
is written there about God. If we really want to know about God, about
sin and salvation - if we really want to know if "it" is all true or
not - we only need to ask God: "Show me the truth", and He will.
This is, still, another reason to celebrate Christmas; another reason
to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ here on earth .... because it
was the birth of TRUTH.
We need to all ask ourselves: "What if it's TRUE?" What if it IS?
Finding the truth of Christmas makes for a truly MERRY CHRISTMAS.