Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the Earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Genesis 1:26 NKJV
When God created Adam and Eve He blessed them. He created them with the capacity to love and be loved. He created them to join the loving relationship He existed in since before time. God wanted them to have children and love them as much as He does.
God created us with the freedom to choose. He also created angels with the freedom to choose. One of God's most beautiful angels became jealous of Him. He wanted the power and authority that belongs to God. He wanted the worship only God is worthy to receive.
Satan convinced Adam and Eve God was a liar. He made them believe God was withholding something good from them. They chose to live outside of God's love and protection.
Adam and Eve sinned. A curse was pronounced. They did not live fruitful lives. Their lives ended in death. They did not rule over the Earth. Sin and death ruled over them.
God sent His Son wrapped in the body of a baby. It was the first Christmas gift. God sent Jesus to restore our freedom of choice.
"For there is born to you this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, "And this will be a sign to you. You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manager." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God saying: "Glory to God in the highest, And on Earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
Today God is pronouncing a blessing on you!
Jesus came so you could receive His love and love Him. Jesus came so you could share His love with other people. Jesus came so you can live a fruitful life today!
Jesus is saying; "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
I have spent many years laboring to keep my head up as my world spun out of control. I was heavy laden with burdens trials and troubles. What has changed? Has my life become a fairy tale of luxury and leisure? No, it has not!
I answered the Lord's call. Have you? I choose to live with an eternal perspective. Will you? I choose to live under God’s hand of love and protection today. Do you?
God loves you so much He sent Jesus to bring you back into His love and protection. Jesus loves the Father so much He came to the earth as a baby. Jesus surrendered His life at the cross so you can choose whom you will serve today. Choose wisely! Choose Jesus!
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