Devotion 4 of 4
We see and hear stories of love all the time; a parents love for a child or a couple being reunited and these are all great things, but none of them compares to the love that was shown to us the day Christ was born. This was a prophesy that had been made many years before that people had been waiting for, and God always keeps His promises. Christ humbled Himself as a baby to come to this earth for us. As John 3:16 states, “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” This started with Christ being born on earth. This moment is truly life altering. The love shown to us in this moment is amazing. Our God, all powerful, all knowing, chose to be born as a baby. He chose to learn how to walk and talk and face every temptation we face, all so he could empathize and save us from our flesh. That is true love. That is a love that surpasses everything else. He chose to live for us on the earth and then be ridiculed, mocked, beaten, and hung on a cross to die for us. That is a love that we cannot even fathom. We are not worthy of such a love, yet God loves us despite our failing and sins because that is who He is, love. Christmas is about celebrating this love that has been shown to us. It is a time to show glory and praise to God for coming to this world and loving us. Take some time to praise God and thank Him for His undeserving love for you.