For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him. Isaiah 64:4 NKJV
Christmas has become commercialized and secularized. The words, “Jesus is the reason for the season” are a reminder of why we celebrate Christ-mas. It is a great saying. Many of us are very fond of it. The truth is you are the reason for the season!
Jesus did not just come to fulfill prophecy. He did not come just to experience the human condition. He came to reveal the Father’s love to us. He came to redeem us from sin and death. Jesus came to restore us to our rightful place within His Kingdom!
Jesus came to the earth to lavish His love upon us! God created us to extend and enlarge the loving relationship He existed in since before time began! He wants us to receive the unconditional eternal love only He can give us!
My son lived outside of the love and protection of his family for several years. It was a dark and fearful life. Time after time we offered to bring him home so we could lavish our love and care upon him.
My son refused to come back to the people who love him and want the best for him. He did not return even though there is no place where he is more dearly loved. We waited in faith for the day of his return so we could lavish our love upon him!
There are many people who refuse the Father’s love. They have chosen to live outside of His love and protection. Many of them live dark and fearful lives. God is waiting for their return so He can lavish His love and care upon them!
There is only one True and Living God! No idol, false religion or belief system has ever been revealed the way Jesus has! He was born of a virgin. He walked among us. He lived a sinless life. He offered His life up as a sacrifice for our sin.
God the Father raised Jesus from the grave as evidence of His divinity. He sits at the right hand of the Father praying for us today. He sits at the right hand of the Father waiting for men women and children to return to Him in faith!
Jesus is active in the world today. He works on behalf of people who trust Him with their lives. He reveals His great love by helping people who wait for Him in faith!
My beloved son returned. This will be our first opportunity to celebrate Christmas with him in four years. It will be a celebration of love and hope. We will celebrate our love for each other and the hope we have in Jesus!
There is no other way to receive God’s free gifts of unconditional love and eternal life but through faith in Jesus. He is actively working on your behalf today. Wait for Him in faith!
Celebrate Jesus’ birth. Celebrate His love. Celebrate the hope you have in Jesus!
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