"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." 1 John 4:9
There are many things said about our Lord; but one thing I know is that He is a good God who loves completely and fully because His core nature is defined by love. All of which He does and does not do is motivated by perfect love.
We, however, have an difficult time comprehending this perfect love because our love is so imperfect and flawed. We tend to love with conditions attached but God loves regardless of conditions. We love in response to the love of others but God loves regardless of whether he is loved in return. The apostle John states in 1 John 4:4 that God is love; that is His nature ...
Today is Christmas Day and the over arching message of Christmas is God's love for humanity. God's nature of love compelled Him to express His love by sending His Son Jesus so we could live. With this expression of love we are able to live; really live, that is.
It is this wonderful gift of Jesus that enables one to be adopted into God's family. It is this wonderful gift of God's Son that gives us abundant life, found nowhere else.
Christmas is a time to celebrate God's love. Christmas is a time to remember that we can now truly live an abundant life; an abundant life found in the expression of God's precious love, Jesus.
My hope and prayer is that, as Christmas Day unfolds, you and yours will experience this love and life found in Christ ...