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Are you in the Christmas spirit? This week on “Reaching Your World”, Luis Palau talks about the miracle and blessing of Christmas. He answers the question, “What if Christmas had never happened?” and he challenges us to remember that Jesus is the only reason for the season! We hope you’ll be encouraged as you listen in this week to “Reaching Your World with Luis Palau”.
C.S. Lewis, in his brilliant story, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe painted a compelling picture of life without Christmas in the enchanted land of Narnia. In Narnia, the curse is that there is always winter, but never Christmas. You know, sometimes I feel that we are under the same curse! In today’s world, it seems like the real meaning of Christmas is lost in the more popular holiday festivities—like pushing the story of Santa Clause or only decorating the Christmas tree.
The problem with this is: if you take Christ out of Christmas, there is no reason to celebrate! And if Christ had not been born, our sins would not have been forgiven! It is through the birth of Jesus Christ, and ultimately his death on the cross and his resurrection, that you and I can have assurance of Heaven and forgiveness of our sins. Can you imagine a life where this was not the case?
Matthew 1:21 in the Bible says “And she will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins”. This December, as you attend family gatherings and go about your Christmas traditions, remember to have fun, and also to share with people the real reason we celebrate, every time you can. After all, the gift of Jesus is greater than anything we might find under the Christmas tree. This is Luis Palau.
This week, Luis mentioned the parable about the child who was forgotten amidst Christmas festivities. He uses this to illustrate how easy it is for us to forget the real meaning of Christmas. If you would like to receive a copy of this story, call us at 1-800-ASK-LUIS and mention this offer!
On “Reaching Your World with Luis Palau”, this week’s thought-provoking messages are all about the importance of faith and the power of unbelief. Have you made the decision to follow Jesus—or are you still looking for proof of His existence? Have you found yourself a church—or do you avoid it? Be challenged and encouraged this week as Luis dives into these questions on “Reaching Your World”.