“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
-As we prepare our hearts to receive the Messiah, let us remember to repent our sins and believe in the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Jesus Christ, who came to take away the sins of the world. Jesus spoke in various parables outlining the need for repentance including; the parable of the lost coin, parable of the lost sheep and that of the prodigal son. These parables remind us that we need to be reconciled to the Father through faith in Christ. Further, that we should forgive those who offend us as the heavenly Father forgives our trespasses too. It is also evident that the heavenly hosts rejoice with shouts of praise over one sinner who repents than ninety nine who need no repentance. Jesus also indicated that, it is more important to rejoice that our names are written in heaven than when spirits submit to us (Lk 10:20).
Christmas is a time for jubilation and celebration. It is a season when families and friends gather to rejoice in what God has done unto us; the entire year. The Lord has blessed us and given us the ability to eat and drink, which is gift from Him. Christmas is not only a time of rejoicing but a season of giving. Giving to the less fortunate and vulnerable in our society. Through giving to the poor, we lend to God (Pro 19:17) and we store up our treasures in heaven where there are no thieves, no moth nor rust (Mat 6:20). We also appreciate the need to rejoice in a new day that the Lord has given us and to give thanks for the gift of life knowing very well that many never made it today. To rejoice in the gift of salvation that the Father has given unto us. To rejoice with the heavenly hosts when one sinner is reconciled with the Father through salvation. To rejoice that our names are written in the book of life and that we will dwell with God forever. To rejoice in the hope of the glory of God through Whom also we have access by faith into grace in which we stand (Rom 5:2).
We appreciate You Lord and bless Your holy name for You have been faithful to us even when we became faithless. You have journeyed with us throughout the year through thick and thin. You have never left us nor forsaken us, we bless your holy name. Thank You for the gift of salvation and for the love that You have given us. We repent our sins, sins of our families, our leaders, our nation and those of the whole world. May You bring many in our families, social circles, nation and all over the world to repentance and grant them the gift of salvation for Your love for us is everlasting. Cover us Jesus by Your precious blood and protect us by Your hedge of fire. No weapon fashioned against us shall prosper in Your mighty name Jesus. All our plans shall succeed Father because You are our Shepherd and Shield. All glory, honor, power and praise belongs to You now and forever. Amen
We shall continue next year God willing
Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
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