Merry CHRISTmas

I just wanted to encourage some meditation on what it is we are celebrating. Just think about it. The all-sufficient God, was completely happy in the fellowship of the Trinity. It pleased him to create. But he had a purpose in creating. Before the foundation of the world, he had a purpose. He chose his people (Eph 1:4). He knew all, and decreed all that would ever take place, including the murder of his own Son (Acts 2:23, 4:27-28). He chose to send his Son into the world to redeem for himself a people, to the praise of His glorious grace. Jesus came to this world as a baby in a manger. He came to live a perfect life, to completely obey the law, all 613 commandments. God requires perfection, and none of us are there. Jesus lived perfectly so that all who trust in him, will be reckoned as righteous. The perfect righteousness of Jesus is reckoned to our account by faith in Him. He suffered, died, and rose from the grave. His life and death show us God's love for mankind, His holy character, and His hatred for sin. Christ came and died so that God would be just, and the justifier of the ungodly. The love of God, and the wrath of God meet in the cross. He didn't have to or need to do any of it. All we deserve is wrath, but look what we get instead - everything in Jesus! May we continually reflect on our good God, and what he has done for us through Jesus Christ.

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Romans 11:36