What if Jesus hadn’t come?

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

John 10:10

One Christmas Eve, little Bobby was reading with his daddy about why Jesus had to come. When the story was done, he kissed his daddy, turned off the lights, and fell asleep. When he (he thought) awoke Christmas morning, he was shocked to see there was no stocking or wreath. Instead, in its place was a sign that said, “If I had not come.”

He went outside for a walk and found factories busy at work; he went to the orphanage and found only a vacant lot with a sign that said, “If I had not come.” Then he went to his church and found a “For Sale” sign with “If I had not come” written at the bottom. Again he found these words over a gate post of an empty lot where there used to be a hospital.

Disconsolate, he ran home and picked up his Bible, but all the last part of the Book had blank pages except for one that said, “If I had not come.” He awoke… it was a dream! So he slipped down on his knees and said, “Oh, dear Jesus, I am so glad that You did come. Help me to tell others about You.”

Jesus came. And because He did, we have the privilege of sharing Him with others. Thank Him today for coming!

Prayer Challenge

Thank God for giving us hope by coming to earth in the person of Jesus Christ!

Questions for Thought

What kind of difference has Jesus made in your life to this point?

Who are some people with whom you can share about the difference Christ has made in your life?