SHM REFLECTION_The Real Meaning of Christmas.

As we enter the season the world marks the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, please take a moment to imagine this scenario:

Of what good is a posh Ferrari car without an engine; or even a tree without roots? Did I hear anyone say, useless? Right on! My dear friends, so is any Christmas season without an intimate knowledge of the reason for the season!

The season, I fear, has been taken over by a mercantile spirit. It appears Christmas is now all about buying, selling and gifting. Please, do not get me wrong. I like to give and receive gifts like the next person; but that, my friends, is not the real reason to remember the birth of the Savior of mankind.

Christ is about love; the purpose of which is to reconcile mankind to God the Father; and prepare man for eternal life. That can only happen if man yields control of his life to the Almighty God by accepting Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior.

Have you? Great if you have. PAUSE IF YOU HAVE NOT, and just do it already! Trust me, there are a plethora of excuses for not takin that deep of faith.

But let me reassure someone out there – God loves you, and He has capacity to forgive you for any sin(s) you may have committed. But He is such a gentleman that He will not force Himself on anyone; YOU have to take the step towards Him. If you draw near Him, He will reciprocate. My prayer for everybody reading this is that this season will have the right meaning for you and yours!

For as many who have received Him, gladden God’s heart this season by finding someone else to show love to. Share whatever you have with the needy, with the homeless. Put a smile on someone’s face; as Christ has yours.

On behalf of my family and I, permit me to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We love you! Shalom.

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SHM Message at Christmas.

Merry Christmas, 1My dear friends, once again on behalf of Pastor K and I, Merry Christmas! I pray you have a wonderful celebration. Permit me to take a little of your celebration time to say something to you about the real essence of Christmas; hoping I am not barging in on your celebrations. In any case if you are reading this, maybe I am not disturbing your celebrations after all!

If you take time to read Isaiah 9 verses 6-7, you will discover that the real essence of celebrating the occasion of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ is to remember that He came to offer the last chance to mankind to fulfill our God-given destiny, and be grateful for it.

To fulfill his potentials, mankind must to align with God, His will and purpose. He after all is the originator of all good things. And Jesus Christ is THE ONLY MEDIUM. The good thing is that this is a painless alternative, and it is free to boot! Without re-aligning with God, man’s life will be fruitless toil as we can see from John 15:5. I pray that will not be your own portion IJMN.

So, as you wine, dine and visit during this declared season of festivities, kindly remember the real essence of Christmas – celebrating He who came to reconcile mankind to his destiny. It is not about any other thing, item or fantasy. It should therefore be a time to offer thanksgiving to God the Father for the fulfillment of His promise of a Wonder for all times, a Counsellor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace; the agent of change.

My dear friends, as this season marks a new beginning for mankind, I decree and declare that you shall have a new beginning in every area of your life. The birth of the Lord Jesus brought joy into the world; in that name that is above every other name I decree and declare that every weeping heart will receive joy and as many who already have joy, that gift of God will never cease from your lives.

By the way, DO NOT FORGET TO SET GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR.
Now, please get back to your family and friends. Common, go on! Have a wonderful time, y’all!!!

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