This is a busy time of year! What Christmas priorities will you set during this festive season?
I love December. It’s festive and full of parties, food, traditions, and fun. I enjoy making special cookies, buying gifts for those I love and all that the holidays bring. Over the last few years though, I’ve been examining my priorities during December. What is really most important?
The season is all about Jesus. It’s His birthday after all! So I decided to ask myself, “What would Jesus most like to get as a birthday gift from me?”
The answer was immediate. He would love to see lost people come home, for His lost sheep to be found.
Create A Party In Heaven!
Without question, I know unreached people meeting Jesus is what would create an incredible Christmas party in Heaven. After all, that is what the parables in Luke 15 tell us right?
“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.” Luke 15:7 NIV
So why not make it our goal to create a Christmas party in Heaven, instead of just here on Earth?
Check out this video that gives a reminder of what I am talking about here.
December is one of the best months of the year to share the gospel with unreached people. They are interested, open and curious about what Christmas is all about. So many have no idea that it’s not just about Santa Claus and Christmas trees!
It’s Easy To Share During Christmas
It’s quite simple to open a conversation like this. “This month everyone around the world is celebrating Christmas. Do you know why Christmas is celebrated?” Then, jump into the story of Jesus miraculous birth, life, death, and resurrection.
“The meaning of Christmas, why we do all these things is because Jesus came to Earth as our Savior. He came to take away our sin and shame, to bring His peace and hope to Earth. This Christmas, would you like to receive a special present? You can get the best Christmas gift ever! Forgiveness, peace, and salvation. You can be introduced to someone who will love you like no one ever has before. Do you want to receive Jesus’ gift today?”
I am hoping to have that conversation with lots of people this month. How about you?
Is it a priority on your list of things to do in December to share the gospel? To lead someone to Christ?
Join in the singing, parties, plans, and preparations. They are fun! But remember your greatest Christmas priorities too. Be sure to make sharing Jesus with others a priority this month. What a joy it would be to give Jesus some new followers as His birthday gift this year.
Enjoy the Season!