The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
Christmas is the coming of Christ. Jesus came to give us life (“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” John 10:10). The devil, which is the one who Christ is speaking of in this scripture is the thief. The thief, as Jesus explains comes only to steal, kill and destroy. What does Jesus mean he came that we may have life abundantly? He means his coming was meant to actually give us life. Not just any life. Jesus came that we would have life abundantly. Jesus wants us to really live. He wants us to be changed by his coming, his life, his sacrifice, and his resurrection. He wants us to live with his love and joy in our hearts. Satan’s goal, as it always is to to stop us from seeing the glory that is in Christ. Satan is trying to steal, kill and destroy the joy in our lives. Jesus came to restore peace between God and his people. Christ came we may that we may have life and have it abundantly. that’s what Christmas is about: Joy.