Thursday, December 17, 2015
Where is Jesus? was my question in Cancun, Mexico, while we were vacationing there a couple of weeks ago. I saw this Nativity display at one of the hotels and noticed baby Jesus was missing. Then I saw another Nativity display at our own hotel and Jesus was missing there too. So I had to ask. I was told that in Mexico it's tradition to place baby Jesus until Christmas Eve and it is done reverently and with much love. Here in the United States and in my country of Nicaragua, the baby figure is set all together at once.
Jesus is the focal point of the Nativity at Christmas and of our present and future lives! Without Jesus there is no life. No forgiveness of sins, no eternal life, no fellowship with God.
Where is Jesus now? He sits at the right hand of God, interceding for us. Hebrews 7:24-25 says, "But because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them." For those of us who believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the Christ, the Messiah, the One who is to come, He also lives in our hearts.
Where is Jesus? It is and will always be the most important question of your existence. You can receive Him right this very second. Invite Him to come into your heart. Ask Him to come to wash you clean, to fill you with His Holy Spirit, and to become your Lord and Savior. He wants a relationship with you. He loves you! He wants to spend eternity with you and to set you free from sin and bondage. That is why He came. Today, ask Jesus to come. To come into your heart.
I believe by faith that You are the Son of God, that you came to save me from all my sins. Thank you for dying for me. I repent of all the wrong I've done and invite You to come into my heart to be my Lord and Savior. I receive your free gift of eternal life. Please help me to follow You all the days of my life. In Your name, I pray. Amen!
For more information about becoming a child of God forever, feel free to read my blogs titled, "The Best Christmas Present Ever!" and "Christmas...Why Jesus?"
Have a Merry & Blessed Christmas!!!
Here is one of my favorite YouTube videos during this Christmas Season...