Dr. Paul Dhinakaran

Jesus The Best Gift!

Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
25 Dec
As we celebrate the birth of Lord Jesus on Christmas day, we all cherish the gifts that we receive during Christmas. But Paul says in 2 Corinthians 9:15 about the incredible and indescribable gift sent for the whole of mankind from the heavenly Father “Jesus”.  This gift cannot be described and cannot even be held in our hands.  However, it can be treasured in our hearts for He came down to live in our hearts.  He is the reason for our joy and that is why we rejoice saying, “Thank you Lord, I have a gift today, which cannot be described.” Yes, Jesus sacrificed His glory, took the form of a sinful human being, and identified Himself with sinners.  Moreover, Christmas is not only a time of celebration but it is also a time of miracles for which Jesus came down to this earth.
Here is a real life incident which took place on a Christmas day: There was a little boy who ran to a pharmacy holding a ten dollar bill, and was jumping up and down near the counter in order to get the attention of the pharmacist. The pharmacist asked him, “Little boy, what do you want?” He said, “I want a miracle. Please take this ten dollar bill and give me a miracle.” A friend of the pharmacist who happened to be there heard this conversation and asked the little boy what had happened. He said, “My little sister is on the verge of death back home. My dad’s doctor friend came along and took a look at her and said, ‘She needs a miracle.’ My dad said, ‘I cannot afford it.’ Then I thought that if I could get a miracle for the ten dollars that I have saved and take it to my sister, she will recover. I have to save my sister. So, please give me a miracle.” He then offered to go and meet his sister and the little boy took him home. That man was a renowned neurosurgeon in that city. He saw the girl, immediately took her to the hospital, and performed a surgery on her thereby saving her life. The boy’s dad asked the doctor, “How much is the bill? Please tell me how much I should pay. You have saved my child and now I have to pay you.” The surgeon pulled out the bill and gave him which read, “Ten Dollars”. The boy received a miracle for ten dollars indeed!
Today, our God says, “You don’t need to pay anything for your miracle! I have shed my blood and earned your miracle on the Cross.” And that is the story of Christmas. Are you trying to get favour from God through your good works? Beloved, never condemn yourself today by saying, “Whatever I have done for the Lord is not enough. My prayers are not enough; my fasting is not enough; my giving is not enough, the things I have done for the poor is not enough. That’s why I have not received my miracle”. You can never pay for what God has in store for you! You will have your miracle today, not because of what you have done; but because of what Jesus has done on the Cross. So, come as you are and let us celebrate Jesus Christ.
Dear Father,

I thank You for sending Jesus to save me. There is nothing that can be compared to Your precious salvation.  Today, I choose to live a sanctified life for the One who came to live and die for me.  Grant me the grace to walk in His ways and bring this joy into the lives of many. Help to live an abundantly glorious life on this earth too. 

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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