You've heard it said that Jesus is the reason for the season.
Yes, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus,
but God the Father's love for us is the reason behind Jesus' birth!
God made us so that we could be included in the perfect circle
of the love of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Due to man's sin, He sent His Son Jesus to redeem us from our slavery to sin.
Jesus was eternal existent with God.
He is God.
He was born of a virgin.
He lived a sinless life.
He died a substitutionary death for us on the cross.
He was raised from the dead.
All so we could become God's children.
All so we could be included in the perfect circle of the love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Through our acceptance of God's free gift of salvation through Jesus,
we are twice His.
His because He made us
His because He redeemed us, bought us back from the enemy.
What manner of love is this?
Love eternal, unending, overwhelming, all forgiving, perfect.
And it's yours, fully and freely.
All you have to do is receive it.
Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson.