Unwrap God’s Love

Unwrap God’s Love

And so here we are, you and I and we and us, almost at the close of our Advent journey, but not yet.

There’s still another precious gift that was ushered into the world that night so long ago. A gift that lives on for us, for you, right where you are today. Ahh, it’s a love so unconditional it can make us blush at the very thought of our underserving selves! It’s a love that doesn’t care where we’ve been or what we’ve done, or what we’ve been up to, because it’s a love that gives a second chance, a third and fourth chance. It’s a sweet, inconceivable, all-encompassing love from a Heavenly Father who, to us that night, became flesh, to dwell among us, to live as we did. A God so perfect, so holy, so forgiving, came down to love us with compassion. Yeah, beautiful soul, Love came down that night all the way from heaven to earth, from God’s heart to ours. That’s why we celebrate this joyous season.

Without His love our empty shells of life can’t even begin to understand the Hope He brings, the peace He gives or the joy He provides. So today, on this last lap of the advent journey, unwrap His love right there, right where you find yourself; smack dab in In the middle of debris, loneliness, chaos, rejection, loss, isolation, fear and pain and all the conundrum of all the hard places. It’s the greatest gift you’ll receive this season! As a matter of fact, it’s a gift for a lifetime, that will keep giving over and over and over again for the rest of your days on this earth. When God loves and when you know His love, you’ll want to share it generously with those who need it.

Zephaniah 3:17
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

Deuteronomy 7:9
“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”


Forgiven And Free

John 3:17
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

The truth that God loved the world is basic to Christian understanding, and the basis for our salvation (1John 4: 9,10). Most of us have some kind of an idea of a God of love, somewhere out there, yet we choose to ignore the thought. It’s time to face it, acknowledge it and see it for what it really is. It’s unconditional and the vastness of His love has no limit, no boundary and no prerequisite. We can’t earn it, buy it or work for it. It extends beyond all race and nation and yes, even to those who oppose Him. Take a closer look.. Contrary to what unbelievers think, God’s Son came to save those who embrace the darkness, not “condemn” them to judgment. When we live in spiritual darkness we have no desire to come into the enlightenment of Christ but if we see His light of Truth and truly recognize the tragedy of our own situation, we do have a responsibility to believe. Glorious reality check here! Think about it and bask in the hope of it! There will be no judgment for the one who comes into the light of the knowledge of Christ and accepts God’s plan of salvation for his/her life. When you meet Him at the Cross, you are freed from the condemnation and the bondage of your sin and the chains that bind you.

John 8:36, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” Have you been delivered from your sin? If not? Why not? Deliverance and forgiveness brings deliverance from the penalty and the condemnation and judgment of sin. Christ didn’t come to condemn you but to save you! If you’ve received His salvation, then, my friend, you are free indeed.
Oh the sweetness of it…….

God Bless pen