But now, I am going to the One who has sent Me,
The initial Gift I planned to share today was the "Holy Spirit" but as I read some Bible verses, and in different translations, I realized this is a combo gift. We can't have one, without the other. The VOICE translation refers to Jesus' "departure", death on a cross for our sins, as a gift. Until reading this version, I only saw the sacrificial aspect of the resurrection, not the gift.
Jesus died on the cross for your sins, my sins, and the sins of all men, women, and children. God sent His Only Son to be born, knowing He would face death on a cross. Jesus didn't run in the other direction or ask for God to lift Him to heaven, but instead, walked and near crawled, carrying His cross to Calvary. Jesus' words to us, "...My departure will be a gift". We see sacrifice, Jesus gave a gift.
Have you received this gift?
He did this for a reason: so that for all eternity
We first have to let go of the "stuff" before we can honestly say, "let it be" and invite God into our lives. BUT once you do, you'll never be alone. Jesus' death was the first gift to you and the second is the Holy Spirit.
If it weren't for the crucifixion, we wouldn't have the open communication line with God via the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit I planned to introduce as our first gift yet after some time reading my Bible, in order to receive this one, we first have to acknowledge and accept God as our Savior.
The Holy Spirit is the tool you need. He will lead, direct, listen and carry your requests to God. This conversation and communication is also known as prayer. As you pray, walk and enjoy the snow...sing a song.
What is your favorite Christmas carol?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323