Every Christmas, billions of greeting cards are sent out around the world. But did you know that long before printing companies introduced their first cards, God sent out a Christmas greeting for the world to hear?
It was the original Christmas card . . . sent by God, delivered by angels:
" 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David A SAVIOR, who is CHRIST THE LORD' " (Luke 2:10–11 NKJV).
It was a message of hope—
hope for happiness . . .
hope for help.
Do you need hope today? Could you use some peace and joy in a world filled with fear and turmoil?
Why not respond to that first Christmas greeting? It still rings true today. God sent His only Son—Jesus—to be your Savior (John 3:16). He sent Jesus so you could live without fear . . . not worrying about what tomorrow will bring. You can have hope and peace—today.
Just say the following prayer aloud, from your heart:
I come to You in Jesus' Name. I admit that I need help in life. The Bible says, "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved" (Rom. 10:9 NLT). I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus, Your Son, from the dead. And I confess Jesus as my Lord. Therefore, according to your Word, I am saved. I look to You to take care of me now. Thank You for your joy and peace!