I was reading a short article from this booklet entitled Reflections from Our Daily Bread. The topic was “One Size Fits All.” In the article, a father talks about his enjoyment of Christmas. He described the anticipation, fun, and excitement that the Christmas experience brings. As he grew older, the joy that he felt when he opened his Christmas gifts had waned.
The author of this article stated that when he started getting more grown-up items like shirts, pants, and socks rather than cool stuff that he used to receive as a little boy. Then he mentioned about a Christmas when his children bought him some cools socks with bright colors and designs. Those gifts started to make him feel young again. Even grownups could wear these socks, as the label reassured him. “One Size Fits All,” is what it had printed on the label.
However, I don’t mean to refute, what the writer of this article wrote, because in most cases, “One Size Fits All,” means what it says. But in my experience, that is not always the case! If I but One Size Fits All stockings or tights, they do not fit me. I have thighs, hips, and calves that take up most of the nylon. Lol, so I usually have to buy extra tall or Queen Size tights or stockings.
But the good news is that there is a place where the “One Size Fits All” brand usually works, and it can apply to everybody. At Christmas we received the Best of the Best Gift! The good news is that Jesus is for everybody. Why? The reason is because He came into this world to save us from our sins. He did not come a minute too early or a day too late. Galatians 4:4 says: 4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
This point was evident when the first invitation was sent out by the angelic choir that pronounced and brought glad tidings to a group of lowly shepherds who were on the bottom rung according to societal norms. The news was underscored further when the VIPS, MEMBERS OF THE FORTUNE 5OO CLUB, THE MAGI- followed the star to come and worship the Christ-child who was probably around two years old.
After Jesus grew up and became a man, a teacher, mentor, a healer and deliverer of the masses, he shared his ministry with a powerful ruler of the Jewish council named Nicodemus. Nicodemus invited all of his friends who were also noted tax collectors and people whom the Jewish leaders looked down on. In the course of their conversation, Jesus invited everyone who believes to come to Him. The simple act of faith in Christ grants eternal life to those who place their trust in Him. Jesus ministered to the lame, the deaf, blind, the woman caught in adultery, to children, he said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not”….. (Matt. 19:14). He shared his life’s passion for prayer and the Word with many. He even paid the ultimate price when he sacrificed His life to pay the penalty for humankind’s sins.
If Jesus came only for the wealthy and influential of society you and I probably would have been left out of the equation. But Christ came, bled and died for all of us, regardless of our social status, social standing, or financial situation. He is the only gift where it can be stated with authenticity and truth, “ONE SIZE FITS ALL.”
The truth of the matter is, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23). Romans 6:23 says: “But the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.
God’s gift at Christmas is more than a Christmas tree, more than the gifts that are under the tree, more than the wreath on the door, or the carolers that sing Christmas songs in the malls and on the streets. Christmas is more than Frosty or Rudolph. God’s gift to a dying world is the life-giving Savior Jesus the Christ.