Good Morning December 19

Yesterday I wrote about the incarnation, Almighty and Eternal God becoming man. It will always be an astounding truth to me. The question that must follow is, why would He do such a thing? Let me approach this from a human perspective. I know parents who have spent fortunes to help their children out of trouble. I know children, even in their 30s and 40s, whose parents have sacrificed their health, their time, and anything necessary to try to set them on the right path. That is the depth of love of a parent for their child. If we call God our Father, would He really do any less? Jesus said, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11) We are God’s creation. He brought us into being. He loves us.(John 3:16) But we are that wayward child. We have sinned. The inner core of our being is in rebellion from God. “If you who are evil…”Jesus said. A wayward child without any intervention will destroy themselves. Parents don’t want to see that happen. God came to do something for us that we are completely incapable of doing for ourselves. He came to deal with the sin that resides within each of our hearts. No good works, no nice personality, nothing that we can do will atone for the sin in us. God came, in the weak, humble, Bethlehem Baby to live and grow in human flesh, the perfect human life, to be the sacrificial offering for the sins of all mankind. In His death He paid the price that all of our sins deserve. When you look at the baby in that stable feeding trough you are looking at the greatest gift you have ever received. In Jesus your life rests.

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