Can you imagine a child on Christmas morning leaving his presents unopened? Yet millions of people are doing something like that by ignoring or rejecting Jesus Christ as their Savior. Everyone has a gift with a tag that reads: To: (your name) From: God. But it can be opened only by repentance and faith.
God hasn’t given us just one gift, however. He singled out a second gift giving occasion. At Christmas time, we celebrate God’s gift of His Son to the world.
Again, imagine a child at Christmas who opens just one package but leaves all the others tightly wrapped. Today the Holy Spirit indwells every believer, yet we often fail to make full use of all that He has given to us. If we ask Him, the Holy Spirit will lead us into a better understanding of God’s word, give us the assurance of God’s care and keeping power, and transform us into Christ’s likeness.
This Christmas, let’s consider the significance of the Holy Spirit’s coming and ask the Lord to help us experience all of His benefits more fully.
Don’t leave any of God’s gifts unopened (John 14:12-31).
(Min. Lois Brown-Grady is founder of The Prayer Faith Healing Ministry).