“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His One and Only Son, so everyone who believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
Why did God send His only Son to this earth? He did so, so that we might be saved from our sins, the sins that separate us from God. He came to show us what love is, that we might too love with that same love. He came to save us from perishing as a consequence of our sin and instead showed us how we can have eternal life with Him, giving us a glimpse of what it may be like to live eternally with God.
God did all this out of the love He has for His creation. He didn’t have to. He could have made a way that we have to earn salvation and pay off our sinful debt through works… BUT that is just not who God is. He loved us too much. So instead He sent Jesus – The Lord Saves. It is through the sacrifice that Jesus paid on the cross that we are saved, that our debt is paid and that our lives can be transformed. He made a way to Him by simply accepting what Jesus did for us, repenting and accepting His forgiveness.
This December as we celebrate giving gifts to each other, let us take time to remember the greatest gift that has ever been given; God, sending His only Son, to be sacrificed at the very hands of those He made. FOR YOU AND FOR ME! Amen.