What was the first Christmas gift given? Some say the gold, frankincense, and myrrh offered by the wise men. Others say it was love, or grace and mercy that came from God to this world. Some say it was the promise that God gave so long ago to save this world from eternal destruction. All these gifts are definitely a part of Christmas but what was the very first gift?
The first Christmas gift was a child. A child in whom rested all other gifts that God promised to give to men. The first gift of Christmas is Jesus Christ himself. And in Christ is every promise the Bible contains!! He is the very special gift that God the father gave to this world on Christmas day.
The Bible says in the Gospel of John chapter 3 verse 16, ” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him, should not perish but have everlasting life. “
That child grew up to be a man, a man that would take away the sins of the world! On the Cross of Calvary Jesus did just that He took upon him self all the sins of the world a nailed them to that tree. His holy blood covered every one of those sins and God the Father forgave all of humanity at once through the self less act of His dear Son Jesus Christ.
God gave His Son as a sacrifice once and for all for all sins. When He had finished His saving work, the bible says, He rose from the dead and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. He is alive!!
Now we can be forgiven! We can have a right relationship with God again. We can be saved from the consequence of sin which is death. We can have eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This Christmas God has a gift for you. It is His Son Jesus Christ. All you need to do is accept the gift and ask Him into your heart and Let Jesus Christ be your Lord an savior this Christmas season! May God richly bless you and your families!!