Advent – Part 4
God with us! How amazing is that!
Have you ever looked up into a clear night sky & seen the 100s of twinkling dots of light –stars of faraway galaxies?
Have you ever walked on a beach & squished the sand between your toes and wondered how many grains it takes to cover that shore?
Have you looked out across a vast ocean –water as far as the eye can see & tried to fathom how many drops it took to fill it up?
That’s the God Who is with us! The Amazing Creator God of the Universe! He became a man –how Amazing is that! The Creator became part of His Creation!
But He had to. He had to become man in order to redeem mankind. He had to be a “near kinsman” (think Boaz with Ruth) in order to redeem us –those are the rules He set up! And He had to become human in order to pay the price of redemption for humans. Because it was the sin of the man Adam that brought the curse upon humans & all creation. So a man would have to pay the price of perfection to redeem man from the curse and restore him & God’s Creation back to perfection. It had to be a Perfect Man! But no man is perfect, & even if he were, would he be willing to give his perfect life for sinful man?
So God knew there was only one solution –One Who would be Perfect, and Who so loved man that He would be willing to give His Life as a Ransom –His Son Jesus! For God so loved the world that He gave His uniquely-born Son so that whosoever receives and believes in Him would no longer remain under the curse, but be restored to the beauty of perfection and relationship with the Father for which he was created. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him would be saved (John 3:16-17)! That’s why His Name is Jesus –it means Salvation!
The most Awesome, Loving & Powerful Being Who exists, stepped out of Eternity and stepped into time, laying aside all His Majesty, Beauty, Grace & Glory to become a little Baby, lying in a manger, 2000+ years ago, for one reason & one reason only. Because He Loves! He loves you & He loves me & He is concerned about everything that concern us! And there is nowhere in all of time and space that you can go where His Love cannot reach you (Ps. 139). God With Us! Emmanuel!
Here’s some Christmas music to help you keep in mind HE is the Reason for the Season, and the Grace & Forgiveness He brings from the Father!
Light of the World by Lauren Daigle
Lift up Your Eyes by Danny Gokey
Christ is Come by Big Daddy Weave
Ring The Bells by Travis Cottrell with Natalie Grant