The glorious gospel of Jesus Christ is of course the great backdrop to Christmas. Here’s a weighty definition of the gospel that I stumbled across from a saint of old.
“… a release from punishment; a remission of sins; the gift of righteousness; the endowment of sanctification; redemption from every evil; the adoption of sons; the inheritance of heaven; and a most endeared, intimate relation to the infinitely majestic Son of God.
All these divinely precious privileges are preached, presented, bestowed to the foolish, to the disobedient, to enemies.”
~John Chrysostom, 349-407
Much to be thankful for when we take time to reflect on what Christmas represents.
Chrysostom’s quote was paraphrased slightly because of the old language.