El Nino (#291)
What’s the best Christmas present you ever got?
Huh? That warm ocean current that brings floods, famine, and fire world wide? That was your best Christmas present?
Not the current. The real El Nino.
El Nino is Spanish for The Child. The real El Nino is a person, Jesus Christ. We celebrate His birthday at Christmas. Since the warm ocean current appears at Christmas time, we call that El Nino too.
So Jesus Christ is the real, the original El Nino? That warm ocean current just happens to have the same name?
And the best Christmas present that you ever got was Jesus?
Absolutely! Jesus came to save us from our sins.
Jesus loves us that much? Is that why He died on the cross?
That’s it! Believe in Him and you’re saved from your sins.
Jesus came to save us from our sins. None of us are perfect; we all sin (do bad things). God punishes sin. We’re all in line for punishment. But Jesus came to take our punishment. He was perfect, but God punished Him instead of us. So, if we believe in Jesus, our sins are wiped away. When we die we’ll go to heaven.
El Nino, the warm ocean current, can only change our weather. But the real El Nino, Jesus Christ, can change your life and give you heaven forever. If you want Jesus to take away your sins, ask Him to come into your heart today!