Christmas Emails – Romans 5:8

The holidays are usually associated with gift giving, and maybe opening gifts on the 25th is what first comes to your mind when December hits. Sadly, Black Friday, and many other holiday sales, are all about getting things for ourselves. I get email after email of marketing with the tagline saying something like “The perfect gift for that special someone, or yourself,” or “Buy one get one free, keep one for yourself,” or “Get yourself something this holiday season”. Notice I haven’t used the term Christmas yet. That’s because none of this has to do with Christmas; Christmas is the opposite of all of these marketing campaigns. Christmas is all about how God gave the greatest gift in the universe, and how because of that gift, we can give our lives to Him. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8)
-Joey Alcala, Assistant Pastor