I thought I'd share the heart-warming experience I had the other day.
I was watching the third episode of the Bible Miniseries (if you don't know what it is, it's a series that goes through the whole Bible in just five episodes). This is the episode where the nativity is depicted.
I remember the last scene in the Old Testament was a portrayal of the prophet Daniel telling his friend (one of the guys who got saved in the furnace but I forgot which one) about the coming Messiah. I was already feeling quite emotional at this point, after all Jesus' story is really epic! Still I wasn't expecting what was about to happen.
I think it was just when Jesus was born in the film when suddenly I started crying. It was a mix of joy and regret. Joy for God sending His Son to die for us, and regret for all the sins I have committed.
I kept saying "thank you, thank you" to God for sending Jesus, for He is the only one who could do what I could not - give me freedom from my sin and a whole new, eternal life. I felt like nothing else in the world matters than this restored relationship with the Lord, and indeed nothing does!
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)
I know I have a tendency to get goose-bumps when I see epic movies, and this one was especially epic because of what it was about. But I believe the Holy Spirit moved me in that moment and it was a blessed moment of thankfulness!
Thank you Lord for saving me! What can I say?
My life is Yours forever! :D :D :D
"To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father--to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen." (Revelation 1:5-6)