Is there something dear to your heart that you would love to see brought into your home this Christmas? Perhaps you have been wanting to purchase a treasure for that special someone?

Jesus bought his special treasure over 2000 years ago. The cost was his own life; the purchased treasure was us. Christ still longs to see all of his sheep brought into his fold. In Luke 15:10, Jesus asks, What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? … I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents (Luke 15:4,10, NKJV).

This Christmas, let’s demonstrate our love for God and for one another by seeking out those who are still lost in the darkness of separation from God and kindling the fires of friendship with them. As we start to show these lost souls the genuine love that God has freely given us, we can join them on their journey of reconciliation with God. That is the greatest gift of all!

Lord Jesus, help me to make this Christmas extra special by seeking those who need to know you! There is no greater gift than a relationship with you, O God. May I never forget that I am your hands and feet on this earth. As I listen to the beautiful sounds of the season, I ask that my heart may truly be one with yours, rather than selfishly centred on my own desires. In your holy and precious name, I pray, Lord Jesus, amen.

Throughout This Day: As you spend time with the Lord in prayer, ask him to place on your heart and in your path those who need to know him. Ask him to show you how he desires you to begin a conversation with them. Then trust him for the courage to obey.

Go Further: If you had the chance to share your faith, would you know what to say? We can help with that.

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