The promise of hope for the world is found in Jesus Christ. In one miraculous moment, Christ came into our world as an innocent child. He grew in God's wisdom and understanding. Completely human yet also completely God, He understood our pain and suffering. He knew the gift of His life was the only way to pay the debt of sin we could never pay. With the greatest love, Jesus, who had no sin, carried my sin to the Cross and died for me. I stand in awe of His grace and incredible gift of righteousness. He rose from death to live again and fills me with new life! His righteousness frees me from the weight of sin and condemnation. Jesus is my Christmas promise that my old sinful nature is gone, and I am a new person—reborn by His grace.
I yearn to fathom the depths of the gift of His life for mine. My heart rejoices in its promise! He is my hope of glory! Jesus paid my debt so I might be delivered from sin and suffering, illness and shame, despair and defeat. I praise Him for His power and victory in my life. I rejoice in the revelation of His grace I discover each day—for this journey that continually fulfills my heart. He is my peace through each day and my joy in each moment. When Jesus cried out, “it is finished,” everything changed. His gift of grace became real to all who would receive it.
My friend, I pray you would allow His love and grace to fill your heart this Christmas!
“Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen” (Jude 1:24-25, NLT)!
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