THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD, is faith in God; Because, you might not always be there for your child. Things happen! But God promises to always be there:
lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20
CHRISTMAS is the perfect place to start:
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
NO MATTER what happens in this world, a child who has Jesus in his heart has a wells-spring of hope:
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:79
Of Joy and Peace:
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:10-14
WHEN you give your children Christ, you give them confidence in a world of turmoil and uncertainty:
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 1 John 5:14
PEACE in a world of fighting and war:
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
And you give him value in a world that can be so demeaning and belittling:
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7
Your little children are looking to you to answer for them; “Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose?”
WHEN you give your child faith in Christ, you answer these questions for him:
Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Is. 43:7
AND most of all, when you give your child Christ, you give him hope beyond this dark world. You give him eternal life!
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 13: 1-3
SO this Christmas season, don’t teach your child to believe in Santa Clause. Tell your child Santa Clause is a myth, but Jesus is for real and he loves you so much, he was willing to come to this earth and give his life so you could be saved and some day live forever with him.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
THEN on Christmas Eve, when your child looks up into the beautiful starry sky, he can wonder at the magnificience of Almighty God:
AND instead of searching for Santa Clause, who really, will never come, he can look for Jesus, who always has been there, always will be here and someday will come back for his people!
Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
MERRY CHRIST-mas! To the MASSES that Love JESUS CHRIST!