Time with God - December 24, 2013


John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

God loves you!

Why was Jesus born? Because “God so loved the world”. The story of Jesus’ birth is not just a warm fuzzy story about a sweet baby born to nice people who were having a hard time. It isn’t just an exciting story about wise men and shepherds and a manger.

The story of Christmas is the most important message you could ever receive from God. Christmas is God’s message to your heart saying, “I love you.” Even though you have offended God time and again, even though it would cost the death of His Son, even though you often ignore God, He loves you enough that He paid the greatest cost that God could have possibly paid.

The Creator became a creature. God became a man. The Perfect entered the Fallen. God among the ungodly. Mercy in the midst of judgment.

As you approach Christmas Day, listen to God’s voice in your heart reminding you, “I love you”. And as you remember His love for you, renew your love for Him. He loves you completely—love Him completely! He loves you sacrificially—love Him that way too! Be responsive to God’s love in your life.

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