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)
To understand Christmas is to grasp the depth of God’s love for us.
God sent His Son. He didn’t send an arch angel nor a cherubim nor seraphim, but He sent His only, most precious Son, and the Son chose to come into the world through the womb of a woman. He chose to experience all that we experience. He didn’t consider equality with God something to be clung to but made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant being made in human likeness:
“He came not to a throne but to a manger.
He lived not as a king but as a servant.
He chose not a Kingdom but a cross.
He gave not just a little but everything”. – Holley Gerth
Paul prayed for the Ephesians that they would be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
This love reaches every corner of our experience. It is wide – it spans time and space and reaches out to the whole world. God’s love is long – He goes to great lengths to reveal His love towards us, even the cross. His love reaches higher heights than we can ask, think, or imagine. His love is deep – it touches the depths of darkness within us. Out of God’s glorious riches may you be filled with the fullness of His love, joy, and peace.
It has been a hard year for everyone. The pandemic has changed a lot of things in our daily lives. Many are feeling shut-in and isolated. Remember that you can never be separated from God’s Love!
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor the pestilence of covid, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
May the Lord’s great love bless you this Christmas.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Christian Virtual School