We have reached the time of year when billions of people in the world are to some degree at least, remembering the birth of Jesus. That is good. We know that God never instructed us to place a special emphasis upon the birth of Jesus and we have a lot of evidence that He certainly was not born on December 25th. However, it is ALWAYS good to remember Jesus. In fact, we are told by Jesus that we are to remember Him each Lord’s Day when we eat the Lord’s Supper. LUKE 22:17-20.
I want to suggest that all of us remember some things about Jesus which we need to keep in mind at all times.
- We should remember the sacrifice of Jesus. What Jesus did for us at Calvary was not an easy task. He was deserted by His own people and His close friends. He was humiliated by people who laughed at Him. He suffered the physical agony of crucifixion. He was forsaken by His Father. He did all of this so that you and I could be saved. Do you remember?
- We should remember His presence with us daily. Matt. 28:18-20; Heb. 13:5. He is with us when we are away from home and missing our loved ones. He is with us in our worship. He is with us when we or a loved one is in the hospital. He is with us when we are in trouble. He is with us when we lose a loved one in death. Jesus is ALWAYS with us if we are walking according to the spirit and not according to the flesh. Rom. 8:1.
- We should remember that He is coming again. We have His promise that He is coming again. John 14:1-3. Paul also assures us of His coming again in 1 Thess. 4:13-17. He warns us in 2 Thess. 1:6-9 that we should be ready for the coming of Jesus. One of the most glorious thoughts that one can have is that Jesus is coming again to take His faithful Children home to live with Him eternally. Don’t forget it!
Let me also urge you to remember Jesus this Sunday when it is Christmas Day. Do not forsake the assembly of the church in order to be with family and friends. Enjoy a wonderful and pleasant day, but don’t forget to worship God. May God bless you with a great week.
With Much Love,
Ted & Barbara
I Corinthians 14:26
“Let all things be done unto edifying”
An E-Letter from Ted and Barbara Knight to EDIFY our Brothers and Sisters in Romania
December 20, 2012