By Oke Chinye
Read: Luke 2:6-14
“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
icture this: you are watching a match where on team is leading the other with a score of 2-0 at half time. As the second half begins, a new player is brought into the losing team by the coach and suddenly the game begins to take a different turn. The scores become 2-1, then 2-2 and just as the game ends after the extra minutes, the scores become 3-2 in favor of the initial losing team. The player introduced into the game in the second half, is known as the ‘game changer’.
When Jesus Christ was born into this world over two thousand years ago, the game of life changed in favor of the entire human race. Up until then, Satan had the upper hand due to the fall of Adam. However, with the birth of the Savior and Messiah in the fullness of time, the scores were reversed. Jesus Christ is the ‘ultimate game changer’. The angels announced His birth to the shepherds in the field and declared good tidings of great joy, peace, and goodwill towards all men. Several years later, experienced fishermen fished all night in tested waters, but caught nothing. When the game changer arrived on the scene, they caught so many fish that their nets began to break. Five loaves of bread and two fishes was insufficient to feed a hungry crowd, but in the hands of the game changer, several baskets of crumbs were gathered after the crowd had eaten to their full.
Jesus Christ is still in the ‘game changing business’. Hebrews 13:8 states that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Irrespective of what you are going through today, He can change the game in your favor. However, you would need to have trusted Him for the salvation of your soul. Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart? He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest. Here’s a prayer you can say right away: “Dear Jesus, I confess I am a sinner and I believe You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Savior. Please forgive me my sins and help me to live my life for You”.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Mrs) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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