December 25, 2017
“When Jesus heard this, he told him, “You still lack one thing: Sell all you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Luke 18:22 Christian Standard
Christmas echoes an unstoppable melody: no one is capable of selling all that they have or all that they are. The distance between this little baby lying in a barn and what lies in your heart is why God had to sell. He didn’t sell like you or I would do in such a situation. He gave everything to buy your all. It is the only way you would find true treasure .. and the only way you would follow Him. Otherwise the treasures that choke your life .. enwrap your ambitions .. and untruly define you would never allow you to see this baby as Savior ..Messiah .. and Lord. So God sold everything and presented it as a gift you could not buy .. just receive. It wasn’t priceless … just un-buyable. God sold everything so you could be free to follow Jesus. When that gift is made real in your heart and life … you are free indeed to follow and find the treasure you were made to seek. Christ is here. Merry Christmas … it only takes a moment…
“Today in the city of David a Savior was for for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be the sign for you. You will find baby wrapped tightly in cloth and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12 Christian Standard
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Jesse’s Root Cellars waiting to be filled this Christmas. Merry Christmas followers of Jesus …..