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2018/12/25
Personal / it is the most wonderful of the time year! a day of blessing

Merry Christmas everyone! I wish y’all are enjoying this day with your loved ones. Christmas always bring people together. It’s also the season of giving. And that’s always what I associate with Christmas. So for this year I want to be thankful with all the things I received this year. Because when someone gives, someone receives them. Above all, I’m blessed to be one of those who received such an amazing gift.

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
— Ephesians 2:8

As a Christian the bestest gift I received is the gift of salvation. I was in the fifth grade when I got saved even though I’ve been attending church since…like ever? I think. My parents are both Baptist, so I wasn’t converted to this religion. I just grew up in household that goes to church every Sunday. My father was very open with our faith, he always loved to invite preachers at home. He loved Bible study because he loved to question and loved to get to a satisfying answer. I didn’t understand everything even though we received stream of preachers at home before. I also went to Sunday School like a family duty and not for because it’s about my faith.

But when my Sunday school teacher asked me if I knew I was saved, I couldn’t answer ‘cos I wasn’t sure what it implied. So she shared me scriptures, she helped me understand, and we prayed to be forgiven of my sins. It was liberating. It felt like a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I still go to the same church where I was saved, my faith remains and like I always say, the ever constant in my life is God. I’m so happy that I received the gift of salvation.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
— 2 Corinthians 9:15

It’s not only salvation but my faith keeps me intact. I do get ‘tampo‘ or scared but I still always go to God. He pacify me like no one else can. A prayer is very uplifting, whether it’s to thanks, to ask, or to guide, or to calm down (most of the time) I know God has my back. So thank You God, Your gift, Your Son is the best we got. It is why we have Christmas.

 
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