Thank God for Jesus! The greatest gift to humanity. If it were not for him, in what state would the world be today? If it were not for Jesus there is no hope of eternal life. If it were not for Jesus, forgiveness would have been inevitable (Ephesians 1:7). Through Jesus, we have access to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16). Through Jesus, we are reconciled to our heavenly father (Romans 5:10). Thank God for Jesus through whom the lonely find a home, the sick are healed and people are delivered. Thank God for Jesus who brought back the lost sheep to the good shepherd.
I recently watched John Lewis’ promotional video with Sir Elton John and in it was the slogan some gifts are more than just a gift. Jesus is more than just a gift. He is the perfect gift the father could have given humanity. Through his death, we gain life. Through his bruises, we gain health. Through his humiliation, we are truly humbled. Through his pain we are hailed. Jesus is the gift that is more than just a gift.
If not for the selflessness of Jesus where would the world be today? We celebrate Christmas these days because of Jesus Christ, the Messiah who became sin for us to become righteous. Jesus is the only gift that is more than just a gift to humanity. He is the selfless king who left his throne to come to earth through a virgin, born in a manger and lived his young adult life as a carpenter before getting into a full-time ministry.
Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of all time who has done so much for you and I. He came to show us the way to the heart of the father, the way to heaven and to show us the way our heavenly father thinks and operates. He was able to do this for us by giving himself as a perfect sacrifice on earth. Nobody else in the book of history has ever done what Jesus Christ has done for humanity on earth.
We ought to thank God for Jesus Christ who made himself nobody so that we can be somebody. We ought to thank God for Jesus Christ through whom our sins have been forgiven and reconciled us back to the creator. We ought to thank God for Christ who bridged the gap between humanity and gave us free access to God the father
I like the song: “Christ alone, cornerstone, weak made strong in the Saviour’s love. Through the storm, he is Lord, Lord of all. It is written by the Hillsong Worship and born as a response to encourage the church during the 2011 shooting massacre in Norway. It was a difficult time for everyone by Christ the “Cornerstone” gave everyone strength during the trying time. This song is interpreted in my mind in a different way. To me, this song is expressing a heart of thanksgiving to God the father for the gift of Christ.
Have a think through your life and thank God for Jesus in your life.