And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30 NKJV
There is a song by Bryan Duncan called I love you with my life. If you are familiar with it you know why I enjoy it so much. I am moved by the music and words of the song. I am reminded in a personal way that Jesus loves me with His life!
The bible is the complete Word of God. Everything God intended to reveal to us has been. God did not leave out anything we need to live a life of Godliness and faith in Jesus Christ.
We are not told very much about the childhood of Jesus.
An artist must first imagine a work of art in his mind before he can actually begin the work. Before Jesus created us we existed in His mind. He could see us as we are before we were. We are the centerpiece of God’s creation. We are His greatest masterpiece!
After Jesus created all things He stepped out of His perfect existence into the body of a baby. He chose to be nurtured and loved by one of His created beings. He chose to have his physical needs met by a devoted mother who was created to be loved by Him.
Jesus experienced the love of a mother for her child and the love of a boy for His mother.
Jesus experienced hunger and weariness. He experienced anger and sadness. In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus said, “My soul is sorrowful even unto death.” Jesus is God. He is also fully human.
Jesus chose to live in poverty among the meek and humble. It was not poverty of hopelessness and despair. It was poverty of simplicity and beauty. It caused a man to toil in hard labor. It did not allow for lavish distraction and excess. It offered restful worry free sleep for those who lived it.
Our Lord chose to live in the obscurity of poverty and simplicity among His beloved people!
Jesus the God Man does not walk among us in human form today. He does choose to live among us by His Spirit. He is at the right hand of the Father ever living to intercede for us.
Jesus loves us with His life today! Will you choose to love Jesus with your life?
Will you love Jesus with your life by allowing Him to form His heart in you? Will you allow Jesus to love the people He brings into your life through you?
Christmas is more than a season. It is more than a day. It is a sign of God’s love for us!
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