Love and Joy for Christmas!

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Christmas is love. John 3:16-17 says, “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.” Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.

Christmas is the story of God, becoming a human being, in the Person of Jesus Christ. Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much? Because He is LOVE.

The true meaning of Christmas is love. God loved His own and provided a way—the only Way—for us to spend eternity with Him. He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in full, and we are free from condemnation when we accept that free gift of love. “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

I am overwhelmed by God’s love for me, most days.  It is difficult to believe that God could love someone like me, or at least that is what I used to think.  How could He forgive me??  I had so much garbage in my life, and never felt worthy of anyone’s love.  However, the Good News is, God loves us NO MATTER WHAT!  We are not what has been done to us, we are HIS child.  He offers us this free gift, His son Jesus, to accept and believe in, for our freedom and a life with Him someday.

Praying you feel HIS LOVE in ways unimaginable today and everyday!

 

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