‘All we want for Christmas is . . . a decision!’
This was the headline in one national newspaper in the UK last week and it is typical of many others. The Prime Minister and his cabinet have already made their decision about the relaxation of Covid rules over Christmas. It was not long before the media and others were calling out for the decision to be changed. It was feared by a number of medical experts that sticking by the decision to ease the rules would lead to a dramatic rise in the number of deaths. It is, of course, a particularly difficult time for making decisions. If you make a wrong one, the outcome can be disastrous; indeed, there are often no precedents to work from.
When Jesus was born, there were those who were faced with important decisions, not least of all, Joseph. He was in a dilemma about his relationship with Mary, but God told him to ‘not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit’, Matthew chapter 1 verse 21. He obeyed and as a result Jesus was born holy and separated from sinners; therefore, He is able to be our Saviour. Joseph was also faced with the decision as to how to keep Jesus and Mary safe from those who sought His life. Again, God gave him the answer: ‘flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word’. Matthew chapter 2 verse 14. Once again, Joseph obeyed and Herod had died before he returned to Israel, safely.
The Bible invites us to make life-changing decisions, but if we obey God we will be safe for eternity. One of the most important questions asked by a man was, ‘WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?’ The answer came back: ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved’, Acts chapter 16 verses 30 & 31.
Have you decided for Christ yet? Don’t wait too long, check these matters yourself. Please contact us and we will gladly send you a Bible. We will pray for you. Come back again for another Message of Hope.