O holy night, the stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
‘Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
from “O Holy Night”, words by poet Placide Cappeau, music by Adolphe Adam
It’s true! I can attest to it. I feel my own worth as a human being from praying to the Savior, listening and knowing him through reading the Bible.
Think about it…
If someone is willing to die for you, you must realize that you are of great worth to them.
If someone lives for you, you have to believe that you are extremely valuable to them.
That someone is Jesus.
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
He is able to save forever those who come to God through him, because he always lives to plead on their behalf.
Jesus is always pleading our case before the Father, like a defense lawyer on our behalf. Jesus is interceding for us while Satan (whose name means “accuser”) is pointing out our sins and frailties before God.
Talk to him. What better time than right now?
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Wishing you ALL a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
Nithi Anand, Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/nithiclicks/15821941673 “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul”
TriviaKing at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons “Closeup of a hug”
My photo of our Christmas tree and candle