It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! & Sitting Among Friends #56

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I just can’t get this picture out of my head. Jesus. Standing up from His throne. Laying aside His crown. Removing His outer robes, only fit for a king, and looking His Father in the eye to say goodbye.

Leaving comfort. Leaving honor. Leaving privilege.  

To take on flesh. To walk and live among us.  

An actual account of Christ leaving heaven is not given to us. We know from John 1 He became flesh and made dwelling among us.  I can’t say I know of someone leaving such a privilege to privilege others.

But the greatest news doesn’t just end there. If I met you I may say it is a privilege to meet you. But this is beyond that kind of privilege.  

Romans 5:1-2 says, Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.

Jesus didn’t just lay His privilege aside for us to have the honor to meet with Him. He poured His grace out on top of that.

Jesus chose to dwell among us so He could fulfill His Father’s will. Hebrews 4:3 tells us His works have been finished since the creation of the world. The plan now fulfilled through Christ Jesus.

As I sit before God on this matter, I am completely humbled.

Not only did Christ lay His privilege aside but He poured it out on those who believe.

What are those who choose to believe and put their trust and faith in Christ privileged to?

Here is a small sampling.

Romans 5: 1-2 says we are made right in God’s sight by our faith. Our relationship is no longer that of someone in rebellion to God. We can live in peace with God and we will share in His glory.

1 Peter 4:16 says we are privileged to be called by His name.

Revelation 2:7 says we will be granted the right to eat from the Tree of Life.

Romans 8:17 says to the children of God, you shall be the heirs of God. And co-heirs with Christ.

Ephesians 3:7 By God's grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News. NLT

Galatians 5:1 says, it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. NIV

Co-heir to the King of Kings. Life Everlasting in His Glorious Presence. Peace. To be called His children.  Servanthood. Freedom. Privilege.

If this time of the year is not feeling quite so wonderful to you or you are feeling the pressures of all the hustle and bustle.

Take a step back. We are celebrating the coming of a King! That is wonderful!

Take a moment to re-read just a small part of what you are and what you have in Christ. Rest in Him this holiday season.

Co-heir to the King of Kings. Life Everlasting in His Glorious Presence. Peace. To be called His children.  Servanthood. Freedom. Privilege.

This cannot be taken from us. This does not depend on our circumstances or how we are feeling at this moment. This is based on Christ and His faithfulness to us.

If you are not at a place where you think that you have taken that step to give your faith and trust to Christ, be assured that what you can have with Him is real. It is everlasting. It is binding.

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  1. "What" I have IN Christ? Every.breath.I.take.
    A blessed Christmas to you and yours. xo

    1. A Very Blessed Christmas to you, Susan. We indebted to Him for it all even for the morning breath we are allowed to take. What an awesome and amazing God! Thanks for sharing with us today.

  2. If anyone coming to this site had forgotten that Christmas is all about the gospel, and God's desire to redeem humanity, you've taken care of that for them today, Jaime. What a wonderful reminder of the Truth-roots that make Christmas so dear!

  3. Okay, trying again. My computer just crashed in the middle of my comment. :) Jaime, I love how you ended your post with an invitation to Christ. So often we assume our readers know the Lord. Perfect ending to a post about a Savior who bowed low for us. Lovely post, thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting the linkup. Merry Christmas!

  4. It's always great to reflect on who I am in Christ, Jaime. Thanks for reminding us of that and revealing that blessing to those who have yet to understand the significance of being a Christ follower. Always love joining your linkup! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  5. Amen, Jaime, what a JOYous message you bring to us all today! Happy Christmas wishes to you and your family!

  6. Merry Christmas Jaime - thanks for hosting!

  7. Hi Jaime, thanks for being such a warm and welcoming host every week here at Sitting Among Friends. I pray that you and your family will enjoy a lovely Christmas together and look forward to a New Year full of blessings.
    Hugs and Sparkles,
    Marva | SunSparkleShine

  8. I know I am safe in the Father's hands and no one can take me away. And He loves me and cares for me and will never leave. I take comfort in knowing our God is faithful. Blessings!

  9. Thank you for always hosting. Merry Christmas and God Bless You.

    Trying to keep some cheer up but it is hard. Just need to remember that things are in God's handds.

  10. Thank you, Jaime, for featuring my blog. Happy New Year and may you and yours be blessed.


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James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

It is of utmost importance that you know that Christ died for you. He died for all sinners so that our relationship with Him could be restored.

Because of His sacrifice on the cross we can have peace. Are you seeking more peace today? Peace of the soul can only be given through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.

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