“And this is Love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son, as a living sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17
Reread the verses and let them really soak in. You don’t want to miss it!
God’s Love is something we cannot completely understand. It is immeasurable and selfless. Because of this love for you and for me, God sent Jesus.
We needed to be rescued, to be shown the way out of darkness. So God sent his own Son. He knew the only way we could truly be free from darkness was for Jesus to come and take away the sin of the world. This is the gospel, which means, “good news,” and that is the understatement of the century. The news is so good - so outrageously wonderful, that the world finds it difficult to believe. A cure has been discovered for the common sin. This gift of love pays the price for the evil and ugliness we each have in us. God chose to send Jesus. As we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Christ, remember his birth truly was the beginning of his utmost sacrifice and love for mankind. “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29
For you and your family, what will 2021 look like? Start with Christmas. Spend time together in His Word. Reflect on who this baby Jesus really was and what this really means to the world; Emmanuel, God with us! Be sure to view all the gifts you receive as reminders of the ultimate Gift from God - the Christ-child.
Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas,
To you God gives his most precious gift, his only son Jesus, so that you may live with him forever.