“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV)
During this special time of year, we reflect on the birth of our Lord and Savior. The fact that He came to earth from heaven is an amazing tribute to His love for us. In coming to earth, He knew that for us to receive His gift of love, it would require the sacrifice of Himself.
Jesus came to earth so that He could die for us, to show us His unconditional love for us by dying on the cross, as the ultimate atonement for our sins. As we celebrate the miracle of His birth at Christmas, let us also rejoice in His love that He died to save us from ourselves. All we have to do is believe in Him!
"Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life." ~Corrie Ten Boom