(Words from Jesus):
Celebrations around the world! Happy holidays and festivities! It is a time for giving, a time for gifts. And yet, what is this I see? I see people searching for love. I see people without any true Christmas gifts. I see people everywhere, running here and running there, desperately looking for some little ray of hope, a little love, a little mercy, a little relief; some kind of salvation.
I care for each person so dearly that I come with special gifts straight from My heart to every person on the planet. You won’t find these gifts in any shop or mall. They cannot be sold or bought for a price, and yet they are priceless and rare. Those who possess them are most richly blessed.
Love, joy, peace—these are My special gifts for humankind. Love that knows no boundaries. Love that does not judge people by the color of their skin, their place in society, the way they look, or how they speak. Love that gives. Love that shares. Love that cares. Love that is alive, vibrant, warm, and kind. Love that is unconditional and forever.
Love that is patient in a world of intolerance. Love that is understanding when others fail to see into your heart. Love that is kind and tender, when all else around you seems cold and hard. Love that comforts you in your sorrow, that consoles you when you’re lonely, that gives you a helping hand when you’re down. Love that is full of happiness and laughter. Love that brings peace in the midst of stormy weather. Love that always finds a way.
My love is always there for you—any place, any time, day or night. My love will descend to any depth to save, go any length to rescue. My love knows no stopping place; it knows no limit in giving. My love brings peace of mind when you are confused, rest when you are weary, and strength when you feel you cannot go on. My love will calm your fears and give you courage in the face of despair. My love can heal your broken body; it can soothe your heartaches and pain. My love will ease your mind when it is troubled and weary; it will melt away tension, worry, and strain.
My love is My forever Christmas gift for you.
I can’t promise you will never have heartaches, disappointments, or worries as you walk down the road of life. But I can promise that I’ll give you encouragement, instruction, guidance, wisdom, and the strength you need to come through. I promise to never leave your side. Together we’ll survive any difficulty, overcome any weakness, hurdle any obstacle. My love is power—power to overcome and power to be all that I have called you to be.
I know, I love, and I care for you, as if you were the only one in the world. That’s the reason I came to earth on Christmas Day—to give My great love to you.
You can talk to Me, anywhere, anytime, any place, any way you prefer. Talk to Me out loud, or whisper softly if you like. Speak to Me in words, or just send Me your thoughts, signaling Me from your heart in the rush of the day or in the stillness of the night. Any way you feel comfortable is fine with Me. You can tell Me anything you want, and I will understand. I’m here for you with a listening ear, sympathy, and understanding.
Just open your heart, reach out, and receive. Call on Me and I’ll come to your aid with My Christmas gifts for you. Just say, “I take You, Jesus. I want all Your gifts, and a life that is full and free. Please give me Your gifts of love, joy, and peace. Show me the way. Show me how to live and how to act along my way.” It’s just that simple.
When your life on earth is over, I’ll bring you home with Me—home to My country, heaven, where there is no pain, no sorrow, confusion, or war. Here there is no fear, no hatred, no greed or strife, only My free, abundant gifts of love, and much, much more.
The gift of unconditional love
“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name.”—Philippians 2:6–9 (NIV)
I am the gift that continuously gives—bounteously, with no strings attached. Unconditional love is such a radical concept that even My most devoted followers failed to grasp it fully. Nothing in heaven or earth can cause Me to stop loving you. I am your shepherd, companion, and friend—the one who never lets go of your hand.
Only My incarnation on that first, long-ago Christmas could fulfill your needs. Since I went to such extreme measures to save you from your sins, you can be assured that I will graciously give all you need. I have held back nothing in My provision for you. I have even deigned to live within you! Rejoice in all that I have done for you, and My light will shine through you into the world.
As you celebrate the wonder of My birth in Bethlehem, celebrate also your rebirth into eternal life. This everlasting gift was the sole purpose of My entering your sin-stained world. Receive My gift with awe and humility. Take time to explore the dimensions of My love. Allow thankfulness to flow freely from your heart in response to My glorious gift. Let peace rule in your heart, and be thankful.
Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My glory so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. That was a dark night for Me, even though angels lit up the sky proclaiming “Glory!” to awestruck shepherds
When you sit quietly with Me, the process I went through is reversed in your experience. As you identify with Me, heaven’s vistas open up before you—granting you glimpses of My glory. I became poor so that you might become rich. Sing hallelujahs to My holy name!