Most of us probably don’t think of Christmas and sacrifice in the same light. The only way sacrifice comes into play is from time to time, we may sacrifice something for ourselves to give a Christmas gift to someone we love. But this year I have been thinking more about the birth of Christ and the sacrifice that He made.
When we think of Christ and sacrifice I usually think of the crucifixion of Christ. No doubt that was a time of great sacrifice as He was tortured and eventually gave up His life to pay the price for our sins (Rom. 6:23).
But think of the sacrifice Jesus made at His birth! Jesus, the Creator of the world, the Son of God, gave up His position in Heaven, His place of glory and honor, to come to Earth and begin His journey to death. As we think of the birth of Christ and celebrate this special time of year, remember that He sacrificed His place to prepare a place for you and me (John 14:2).
From all of us at the Union Gospel Mission, we want to wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas!
— Bro. Jon Rector