For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Because of God’s design, desire for righteous fellowship, unconditional love, unlimited grace, long-suffering patience, richness in mercy, Fatherly discipline, continuous compassion, and perfect plan of redemption, we have life on earth!
Our Creator and Holy God saved us by becoming the substitute of sin for the human race! God left His throne in eternity and stepped into time; wrapped in the ‘Spiritually sinless’ and ‘human form’ of Jesus, the Messiah (Christ). Jesus’sinless being took all of our sins upon His shoulders, was nailed to a cruel Roman cross, hung in incomprehensible agony, and died. On the third day, He resurrected back into eternity and, now, sits at the Father’s right hand on the ‘Throne of Grace’ in heaven.
God’s perfect plan of redemption, through Jesus Christ, was the, only, way that past, present, and future human sins could be forgiven and forgotten. Believers in Jesus Christ are redeemed to Holy God, reconciled to Holy God, and justified (acquitted of guilt) to stand before Holy God; through His Son, Jesus Christ. This is why the ultimate sacrifice and blood of Jesus Christ is the, ONLY, way to God, the Father. Jesus Christ is God! The Holy Trinity is ONE: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus’ first advent, as a suffering Servant, wasn’t to condemn the earth, He came to ‘save’ the earth. Now is the time to secure your eternal destiny while it is still called ‘Today’. When Jesus returns (His second advent), He will come to judge the earth. Will you be one of His saved children who is given the free gift of eternal life?
This is what true Christmas is all about. Jesus is the, ONLY, reason for the season.
With eternal thankfulness to our Father through His Son, Jesus Christ, and His indwelling Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ name,
Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><