Over the past few weeks, nearly every cast member from the Nativity play has been the focus of our devotions. We’ve thought about shepherds, wise men, angels, King Herod and Mary. The obvious question today is, “who have we missed?” This question challenges many of us at this time of year because, even though Jesus should be the focus of our attention, it is sadly possible that many homes will celebrate Christmas without any thought of Christ our Saviour.

With only one more sleep till Christmas, many homes will be bursting with excitement today. The sense of anticipation rises as last-minute preparations are made, and suspense hangs in the air of the gifts and presents that will be unwrapped very soon. In Galatians 4:4 we read “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son”. At just the right time, God gave to the world the Greatest Gift ever given.

Most of us here in the West have been made aware of that Gift that was given to us. At some stage in our lives, someone shared with us the wonderful news that a God who loves us, sent His Son into the world to be our Saviour.

In most parts of Asia, Christmas will not be celebrated this year and we could easily ask the question, “do they know it’s Christmastime at all?”

Tonight or tomorrow morning, many of us will enjoy the opportunity to meet in freedom to sing the carols and worship with other believers, rejoicing in the birth of our Saviour. In some parts of Asia, Christians will gather quietly and discreetly to remember the greatest Gift ever given. For around two billion people however, the next few days will come and go while they continue to be oblivious of the fact that a Saviour was born for them. Please pray for AsiaLink partners today as they share of Christ and His wonderful salvation.

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To celebrate God's faithfulness throughout our 20 years of ministry in Asia, our goal this Christmas is to provide 20,000 copies of His Word to a people group in Myanmar, that they might know Him and receive eternal life! Find out more!