He’s Coming to Town

“You better watch out; you better not cry!”

Remember, being told as a child that Santa Claus is coming to town, so you better be good? And, suddenly you would change your bad behavior.

Just knowing that the big jolly man with the white beard was coming to town was enough for any kid to stop misbehaving and put a smile on their face. But, do you know that there’s a REAL someone much greater than the myth of Santa Claus who really is coming to town in a twinkle-of-an-eye? That someone is Jesus Christ.

Jesus is NOT imaginary or a myth. And, HE really does see and hear everything we say or do; even our thoughts and intentions. Jesus isn’t someone who only comes into our lives one time of the year. For those of us who Believe, HE is with us each and every day.

Jesus wants to come into every little boy’s and every little girl’s heart no matter how naughty or nice they have been. According to the Bible, Jesus came to Earth to save “whosoever” will call upon His Name. (See Romans chapter 13.)

The greatest gift ever given unto man was not found in a sled or in a big red sack, but was born in a manger over two thousand years ago. The Gift of Jesus Christ is the only gift that keeps on giving for a lifetime and throughout all of eternity.

This year instead of keeping an eye out for Santa, keep your eyes focused on Jesus; the real reason for the season.

Merry Christmas and Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, M.Ed. Author


Here Comes the Holidays!

Here Comes the Holidays…

“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…” Ecclesiastes 3:4

The Holiday Season is now upon us and with it comes various preparations, traditions, routines, programs, traveling, card sending, letter writing, shopping, purchases, wrappings, decorating, cooking and baking, gatherings and feastings, giving and receiving, clean up and pick up, returns, and exhaustion…Ahh…a time to laugh and a time to weep…:)

The Holidays bring into our lives times of laughter, excitement, and merriment…But, they can also remind us of the more lonely and sadder times within our lives…Not everyone gets to travel. Not every family gathers to feast. Not everyone has the time, health, nor money to shop until they drop. Not every family can purchase and decorate a tree…And, some children may not find that special gift on Christmas morn…And, many families each year are separated by the winds and distant miles of “service unto our country.” And, some are even sadly reflecting upon the recent loss of a loved one…A time to mourn.

Thus, we enter into a season that requires the need for “balance.” We must be careful to “balance” our lives, our purses, our taste buds, our emotions, and our energies during the upcoming days and weeks ahead…

As a child, I could not wait until the holidays to get to spend time at my grandparents’ homes with all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins…To me, that is one of the more valued reasons of the holiday season as well as being thankful and grateful for all that God has provided and done in our lives…But, even I had to accept that our family could not always “gather” as it once had…We live in a different time and mindset than we did back in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s when gathering together with the family had more meaning and opportunities…Today, emails, texts, and Facebook have taken over traditional gatherings around the table or sitting in front of the fireplace with loved ones…But, don’t get me wrong…I’m very thankful to be able to see pictures and hear from family members whom I cannot be with in person…So, I, too, must be careful to keep my own emotions in check and in balance…Keeping focused on the truer and real meaning of the Holidays…A Time to slow down, stop, reflect, and be Thankful to our Creator for all of our Blessings

This Holiday Season I wish everyone a time of “balance” as they carry out and conduct their own traditions and customs…But, most importantly, I wish everyone “JESUS” into their hearts and lives. For Jesus is the Reason for the Season…. Christmas is ALL about JESUS; a time to celebrate the greatest birth on Earth; the greatest display of God’s Love towards sinful man…

This season, let’s not allow “all” the others activities and wishes in our lives to rob us of the true meaning of the Season…A time to reflect upon Elohim God, Mighty Owner of Earth; Jehovah God the Great I Am; Emmanuel God being interpreted, “God is With Us…” And, if God be for us, who can be against us.” Now, that’s something to truly celebrate!! A time to dance…

For me, the Holidays and “EVERYDAY” are a summary of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that HE gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting Life, for God sent not His son into the world to condemn it, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Hallelujah, Amen! Thank you Jesus for this Holiday Season…For Without You where would I be?….

And, on that note…Happy Forthcoming Holiday Season!

Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author

Day 8 Celebrating Immanuel

Day 8 Celebrating Immanuel

Now, all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying, BEHOLD, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a SON, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US…(Matthew 1:22-23 KJV).

One of my favorite verses in the BIBLE is found in John 1:14: “And, the WORD was made flesh, and dwelled among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

I love how GOD ties all things in together… Don’t you??  God is the Word…”In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)…Just as it is written in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created…”

How did God create?  BY HIS WORD!!!  GOD spoke ALL things into existence…The Power of God’s breathing Word brought about ALL of creation into existence… Then, God chose to manifest His WORD into flesh through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who dwelled among us, in the flesh, for thirty-three + years.  Jesus Christ is the Power of God, the Word of God, manifested in the flesh…God manifested in the flesh!  Jesus was and is GOD!  “They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us!”

Oh, my dear friend, Jesus Christ is GOD manifested in the flesh who dwelled among us…There is NO other way to the face of God except through Christ Jesus who is GOD!  I am a firm believer in the Trinity of God…God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Spirit…Am I smart enough or intelligent enough to fully understand and comprehend the workings of a triune God?  No; and no man is…But, when you read and study the Bible you will see that God is the GODHEAD, LORD, of all the Earth.  And, Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son manifested in the flesh as God dwelling among us!  And, the Holy Spirit, The Comforter, is God living within my heart directing my path to God; for without the Holy Spirit I would not know God or be able to approach the Holiness of Holy God Almighty; The Great I AM.  Whew! That just gets exciting!

God’s LOVE, GRACE, and MERCY for mankind made a way for his fallen creation to be reunited with His Righteousness and Holiness, and that was through His only begotten Son, Jesus.  No wonder the world wants to rid our lives, society, and all things of Christ Jesus…The world (non-believers) will always be an enemy to God; therefore it would have to be an enemy to His Son manifested in the flesh…And, it is an enemy to those of us who accept, believe, and receive Jesus into our hearts and lives… Whew! Lots of good Bible doctrine in these two paragraphs….smile…

Yet; nothing can or ever will take away God’s plan for Salvation…For, there is NO other way except through God’s plan…Jesus said of himself, “I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. NO ONE comes unto the Father except through (or by) ME.”  John 14:6…There is NO other way to GOD except through Jesus Christ….In other way is deception and a path to destruction…

Oh, thank you Heavenly Father that “Immanuel means GOD WITH US.”  You, O God,  have never left nor abandoned your creation; and you never will.  This CHRISTMAS season you can have Jesus living and dwelling within your heart as well.  Believe in God today; believe in God’s only begotten Son manifested in the flesh to take away the sins of the world for those who BELIEVE…”  Won’t you believe??….I know I believe and I have received God’s gift of Life Eternal through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the true reason for the season….Amen.

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, Author

@copyright by Lin T Rollins Dec. 2012