The Bible teaches us that “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (Jn. 3:16). Jesus Christ is God’s gift to us. He is the Gift of God. All else flows from Him. God the Father sent him to die on a cross for our sins so that, through faith in Him, we might be delivered from slavery to sin, and we might have eternal life with God. When we come to faith in Jesus Christ, we are crucified with Christ in death to sin, and we are resurrected with Christ in newness of life, “created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph. 4:24). Then, we begin our walk of faith with Christ, which involves reading his Word, listening to what he says, talking with Him in prayer, and doing what he tells us to do. Because we are so grateful for what he has done for us, and because we want others to know him, too, we tell others about Jesus and his plan of salvation for our lives. And, one day he is coming back for us, to take us to be with him forever. When he comes, he will wipe away every tear from our eyes. We will no longer be in pain, for we will then be raised to glorified bodies, which will no longer see death or decay. Oh, how I look forward to seeing my Lord face to face, to be with him forever. Oh, what a wonderful day that will be! Gift of God / An Original Work / October 25, 2016 Based off Various Scriptures Jesus Christ, Son of God, Died for us on a cross; Conquered death, sin, and hell, So, with Him, we would dwell. For, by His grace, we are saved. He set us free from all sin. Thanks be to God for His Gift. Through faith in Him, we’re forgiven. Holy Spirit of God, Given to us who believe, Gives us new life in Christ; Made to be just like Him. We died with Christ to our sin. New lives in Him we begin, Walking with Christ day by day. We read His Word, and we pray. Jesus, He is our Lord. Follow Him where He leads. Tell the world of His grace. We’ll see Christ face to face. Soon He is coming again. We’ll be forever with Him. He’ll wipe our tears all away. Oh, what a wonderful day!