Christmas

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believed in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life, John 3:16.

We have talked about how God loved so He gave. How His love had a corresponding action and how love is a verb. It is an action word. I was thinking, God knew the state of human kind. He knew there was sickness and disease, crime and all sorts of illegal things, immorality and crazy behaviour.

God didn’t look at humanity in anger. He didn’t look at us in pity like, “Aww sucks to be them”. He looked at us with love. Romans 5:8, “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Christmas time is the beginning of the most romantic love story there ever will be. A story of a world that was in need of a Saviour and a Saviour who was not too proud to lower Himself and clothe Himself in humanity.

Imagine this, baby Jesus was tiny and unable to do anything for Himself but He was still fully God. In fact He was fully God in Mary’s womb we see this in the story of pregnant Mary going to visit her aunt Elizabeth. Luke 1:41 says, “At the moment her aunt heard Mary’s voice, the baby within Elizabeth’s womb jumped and kicked. And suddenly, Elizabeth was filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit!”

This is before Pentecost, but Mary was carrying within her the Saviour of the world that even by just speaking the atmosphere around her changed and aligned with heaven. That’s a powerful God clothed as a little tiny baby in a tiny womb.

That is so like Jesus. He is not limited by our culture or traditions or past history. He is God and with Him nothing is impossible. The only limitation to what God can do in our lives is our faith and level of expectation. Are you expecting Jesus to show up in your situation? He is still a Saviour, willing to bend down low to meet us where we are and help us find hope. Christmas time is a reminder that there is always hope in Jesus.

We have a beautiful Saviour who likes to meet us where we are. Look at the story of the woman at the well. He spoke to her in a way that she would understand until she received the revelation that Jesus was the Messiah. God does the same with us. But just because He relates to us and is relatable, it does not make Him any less God.

Christmas time is a time of honouring the great gift that Jesus Christ is to us. It is a time of reflection. It is a time of worship.

This Christmas, let us be reminded of the Holiness of our God, His Sovereignty and His love for humanity. Let us worship our God for who He really is.

Love and blessings,

Melissa Tsingano.

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