THE GREATEST GIFT
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of
a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord. And this shall be a
sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a
manger. And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” David
Luke 2:10-14 KJV
We give gifts for Christmas, for birthdays and for anniversaries but the greatest gift ever given was when God gave Jesus to us to save us from our sins. How it must have hurt God when He gave His beloved Son to us because He knew that His Son was going to be beaten, abused, ridiculed and crucified for us.
Why did God give His beloved Son to die on the cross for our sins when we don’t deserve to be forgiven? It is because God loves us so much that He opened His heart of compassion and mercy to us. What an amazing unconditional love flowed from God’s heart for us when He sent Jesus to die for us.
We have a tender loving, compassionate, merciful and forgiving Heavenly Father Who loves us unconditionally. We also have a Saviour Who loves us so much that He willingly walked that long lonely road to Calvary and there allowed them to crucify Him on the cross and endured pain that you and I will never know.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much that You gave Your beloved Son to die on the cross for our sins. We love You and appreciate You. Jesus, thank You for dying on the cross for our sins. We love You, precious Saviour. We love You, Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweMarch 7, 2015