Two thousand years ago, a baby was born in a stable in a small town called Bethlehem in Israel, the baby’s name was Jesus. Over two thousand years later, people all over the world still celebrate His birth known as Christmas. During the Christmas Season coloured lights, Christmas trees & Stars decorate many town centres, houses, churches and shops along with shiny decorations. 'Santa Claus' has now become the human face of Christmas. Pictures will be seen everywhere of the old man with long white beard, red coat, and bag of toys. Children believe that Santa Claus comes into houses down while they are asleep and places presents for them in front of the family Christmas tree. Christmas Carols are also sung in many houses & churches during the week prior to Christmas.
The Bible foretold the birth of Jesus. Jesus was born of a virgin. He did miracles which no one ever did. He walked on water, he calmed the storm, he fed more than 5000 people with five loaves & two fishes. He healed numerous people of various kinds of sickness. He made a person who was dead & buried in the grave to rise from the dead. He offered himself as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world on the cross. He rose from the grave three days after his death and has promised to come back once again to judge the world. Jesus Christ is the gift mankind needed the most. Jesus is actually God, in human flesh, who came to this earth because mankind had been separated from Him by their sin. Jesus became a man so that He could reunite mankind with God.
Every one knows, Johnny Lever, the Humor Icon & the King of comedy in Bollywood. He has acted in more than 300 films and has 2 prestigious Filmfare awards to his credit. He did not seek God in his life and prayed only on festive occasions. But after Jesus Christ was born in his heart he asked God to help him to change his life style. He says that God gave him grace and today he left the drinking habit. He had a big bar at his house, but today at the same place he conducts prayer meetings twice a week.
God's gift for you is waiting during this Christmas. Don't miss it. Right now, wherever you are, you can receive the greatest Gift there is--a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He will give you forgiveness of sins, joy beyond measure, and eternal life with God in Heaven. To receive the greatest Gift, simply confess that “Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead.
Wishing you a happy Christmas.
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