For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.– Isaiah 9:6
Why is red the color of Christmas? It’s not because of Christmas lights, or holly berries, or Santa’s red suit.
Red is the color of the blood that flowed from Jesus’ wounds when He died for the sins of the world. The birth of Jesus was for the death of Jesus. The reason for the manger was the cross. Red represents His sacrificial love for you.
That’s the message we are privileged to bring to this world, both at Christmas time and throughout the year
|If you love Me, keep My commandments.|
— John 14:15
Our Lord never insists on obedience. He stresses very definitely what we ought to do, but He never forces us to do it. We have to obey Him out of a oneness of spirit with Him. That is why whenever our Lord talked about discipleship, He prefaced it with an “If,” meaning, “You do not need to do this unless you desire to do so.” “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself . . .” (Luke 9:23). In other words, “To be My disciple, let him give up his right to himself to Me.” Our Lord is not talking about Read more →