I admit we’re mainly “Christmas and Easter” Christians, since those are the only days we go to church. But what’s wrong with that? Weekends are the only time we have to ourselves, and God wouldn’t want us to neglect our family time, would He?
No, God wouldn’t want you to neglect your times together as a family; after all, He created the family. But God doesn’t want you to neglect something even more important — and that is your time with Him. God not only created you, but He also loves you, and more than anything else He wants you to love Him in return. But you can’t do this by only thinking about Him twice a year.
How do I know God loves you — and how can you know it? Think for a moment about those two days you do attend church — Christmas and Easter. Why are they so important? Christmas is important because it reminds us that God came down from heaven and became a man. Jesus wasn’t just another baby; He was God in human flesh! Easter is important because it reminds us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and rose again from the dead to give us eternal life. And this is what God did for you! He became a man so you could know what He is like — and He died and rose again so you could be saved.
The Bible’s words are true: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).Don’t ignore God any longer, but by faith confess your sins to Him and ask Christ to come into your life. Life’s greatest joy — for you, and for everyone — comes from knowing God and walking with Him every day.
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