Finally, after much anticipation, preparation, and looking to the future we come this night to the Christmas Season when the Christ child will arrive!
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God. What we see in the New Testament is that Jesus does indeed come into this world with a mission from God to offer God’s love and grace to all! What we also learn in the scriptures is that Jesus does that on his own terms. We see in the gospels that Jesus often behaves in ways that are different from the expectations of his own disciples, those in his own community who would make him an earthly king and political ruler, or who would have him be the Messiah for only a select group of people.
But Jesus Christ did not come for us to tell him how he should save the world. He told us that his Kingdom was not of this world. He set his own direction for his ministry. Jesus came to be not just the savior of a people, but of all people. He came to offer love and freedom beyond our understanding, beyond our wildest expectations, and even beyond our own abilities to love others.
Know on this eve of Christmas that God through Jesus Christ came into this world because God loves you! Know that Jesus Christ came because he love loves all of humanity!
“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.” John 3:16 CEB
Have a blessed Christmas Season!