Merry Christmas! As we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, I am reminded that some of the best gifts are free. We can share the free
message of how Christ died for our sins to give us eternal life, and we should give this gift all year long. We can also share the knowledge that will help keep his children safe. Both of these gifts can be worth more than any other gift you can have. I am reminded of several verses that apply to this mentality.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)
Of course, John 3:16 refers to saving souls. There are many verses in the Bible that talk about the saving grace of our Lord! There are also verses that talk about saving God’s children. One that comes to mind is:
“With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.” Proverbs 11:9 (NIV)
Saving Lives and Souls is the name of our charity, and it is our mission in life. You can give the gift of eternal salvation through sharing God’s word, and you can give the gift of living on this earth by sharing our message about church safety. By sharing the gift of Jesus, you help to ensure that someone’s soul is written in the “Lamb’s Book of Life”. By sharing this blog, you could save the lives of many who may benefit from the information. It is important to remember that almost anyone can benefit from this blog, even businesses, other houses of worship, and government and non-governmental entities. Similar to the analogy that Christians should not hide their light under a bushel, the information shared in this blog should not be hidden from others, it should be shared!
Because this is the celebration of our Lord’s birth, this blog was short today. For the remainder of the week, I will focus on surviving church bombings. Until tomorrow, … Mark