“So, God throws open the door of this world—and enters as a baby. As the most vulnerable imaginable. Because He wants unimaginable intimacy with you. What religion ever had a god that wanted such intimacy with us that He came with such vulnerability to us? What God ever came so tender we could touch Him? So fragile that we could break Him? So vulnerable that His bare, beating heart could be hurt? Only the One who loves you to death.” -Ann Voskamp
Did you get chills reading that? Me too. He became vulnerable, so we may find intimacy. Tender, so we may touch him. Fragile, so we could break him. Bearing his heart openly, so we may break it. Why? How? This sums it up – He literally loves us all….to death.
During this beautiful Christmas season, let us all take time to remember the true reason for the season. The gift of all gifts. Jesus.
Here are some verses to meditate on as we lift up praises to God for the gift of his precious son, Jesus.
“Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:6-7
“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
We come to you know, remembering the gift you have given us in Jesus. Your one and only son, for us. Thank you for His life, for the beautiful example it is to us. Make us more like you, father. May we reflect Jesus in all that we do. All for your glory, honor and praise. We love you. Amen.