December 21, 2018 – Isaiah 9:6

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6.

The ‘story without end’ began before the world began.  God’s plan is the Birth, the Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

From the Old Testament to the New Testament, our story is Jesus Christ.  Jesus came to this earth, to show us the Way, the Truth and the Life.  Our Hope rests upon His Shoulders.  Jesus is our Prince of Peace, our pathway of forgiveness from guilt and shame in this world.

Only when we forget self, and love one another, do we know God. God shows us His love through sending His One and Only Son into the world as a baby to teach us, die for us, and be raised from the dead in Him.  This truth is not for our lifetime, but continues from generation to generation.  This truth is for every tribe and nation, everywhere.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17.

Celebrating Christmas is just the beginning.  Have a Blessed Christmas contains more than a Merry Christmas.  It is God’s Gift to each of us.  Love is the language our Father in Heaven gives us.

Beloved, let us love one another,  for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.   I John 4:7-10.