How Much Will You Spent?

Christmas, according to many is all about spending money.  And the value of the gift depends upon the amount of money spent on the gift.  So as the Christmas shopping season draws to a close and Christmas Day arrives, many will spend Christmas Day analyzing how much was spent on them compared to how much the spent on someone else.  And the day after Christmas when people come down for the high that Christmas Day brought them, they will spend time adding up the amount that they spent and try to figure out how they re going to make the payment on their credit cards in the coming months and still pay for all the other things that a normal part of the monthly budget.

On Christmas Day, we celebrate the birth of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ who came to save the world from eternal damnation.  When you think of it, all this spending on gifts during the Christmas season has its orgin with the Christ Child.  This glorious season comes each yeas because God sent His Son to be born of the Virgin Mary, to be our brother.

How much did God spend?  All He had!  He spent His only Son!  You see Jesus came into the world to carry out the Father’s plan of salvation for mankind.  To do that, He had to die on the cross of Calvary.  There was a need to live the perfect life that God demands, and then He gave His life on the cross to pay for the sins of the world.  We could say that God is not cheap.  He gave us all He had as a Christmas gift – Jesus born in Bethlehem’s manger.

That gift of Jesus is man’s answer to all the false hopes this season brings.  Many will wake up on Monday and life will be no different than it was the previous week.  Yes, there was the thrill of presents but then will come the realization that there is also the after effects of bills to be paid.  But Jesus brings eternal life – hope that will not fail – peace that will endure – joy that  will endure through the most difficult of times.

You are welcome to join us at Christ Our Savior of the Valley Lutheran and experience God’s lavalish spending.  Christmas Eve Candle Light serve at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday Christmas Day at 10:00 a.m.  And our wish is that God would grant you a Blessed Christmas and His very best in the New Year.

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