I wrote this essay for one reason, to show the unconditional love of God and the Amazing Grace He has poured out on mankind. It is truly the most beautiful love story ever!
Christmas is the season of giving gifts because we celebrate the time when God so loved the world that He gave! We are made in His Image and Likeness, so we do the same. Who among us does not enjoy receiving a gift from someone you love? I remember as a young boy the anticipation on Christmas Eve, patiently waiting for Santa Clause to deliver our
What greater gift is there than life? We all desire to live well – it’s in our DNA. The story of the fall of man is not some made up fairytale but true reality. When God created man, both male and female, He made a covenant with them and gave them dominion and authority over everything on earth. Our original parents relinquished it.
Instead of believing what God said about their true identity, they believed a lie from the enemy. When this happened, they and all their descendants became slaves. Instead of staying true to God, they committed adultery with a stranger (Satan). As a result, God ‘divorced’ them and drove them from the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life.
In Romans 7, the Apostle Paul writes if a married woman leaves her husband and marries another man, she will be called an adulteress. The only way that she can legally marry another man is if her first husband dies. Only then would she be free from the law binding her to her first husband.
Another law found in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 states that if a man divorces his wife and she remarries and her new husband dies, her first husband cannot take her back. God says this would be an abomination.
Let’s put this in perspective. We are a rebellious people (the unfaithful wife) who has gone after every other lover and shunned our Creator, our true Husband. God, perfect in all His ways, could never join Himself back with us. It is impossible for Him to go against His own word. This is why Jesus of Nazareth, our Bridegroom, came as the Son of Man, born under the Law, to redeem mankind.
The first ‘husband’ had to die in order for us to be free to remarry. We are the bride and Jesus is the Bridegroom. He sought us, the pearl of great price, and sold everything to purchase and redeem us to Himself. He fulfilled the Law by being the First Husband Who died so we could be free from the Law to be reunited in marriage with our Creator.
We have been given the greatest gift that could ever be given. For God so loved us that He gave Jesus of Nazareth, His Only Begotten Son, that we might have
If you have not yet begun your personal relationship with God, understand that the One who created you loves you no matter who you are or what you’ve done.
You can tell Him in your own words or use this simple prayer:
Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally. In Jesus’ name, amen.