(Joh 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 everlasting life.
(Joh 3:17) For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.
Well today is Christmas 2021 and we’re expecting family and friends to stop by. We’ll exchange gifts talk about old times and catch up on what’s going on in everyone’s lives. However, one thing that has been on my mind the last few days is the fact that we celebrate the day of the birth of someone who’s main mission was to die. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to live this life daily knowing that your main purpose for being here was to die. Not only were you going to die but that death would be extremely painful and torturous. Yet the savior walked this earth and ministered roughly for three years healing the sick opening blinded eyes, raising the dead and as scripture tells us he went about doing good. All along knowing that he was going to face a horrible death.
As we gather together, and exchange pleasantries let us never forget the real reason for the season it’s not about Santa or reindeers or elves it’s about the love of our creator who loved all of us so much that he sent his son to die a horrible death in order that we might be saved. What manner of love is this for someone to give their life in order that others might gain true life. Our scripture text says that God so loved the world that includes you and I. He loved us so much that he gave his son to us who made the ultimate sacrifice he gave his life. What are you giving today? Are you giving more than gifts? Are you giving of your talent, your time, your resources? What are you doing to show our heavenly Father that you appreciate the ultimate gift of Love. Our savior died but the story did not end in the grave three days later he arose he’s on his way back. Are you ready for his return? Be encouraged and Blessed Minister Mike.