Wednesday, December 24, 2008
During Sunday School on 12/21, I was reminded about some really good news that we sometimes may gloss over during the Holiday Season.
The holidays can be such a lonely and depressing time for people; ESPECIALLY when they overlook the true meaning and begin to focus on the commercial aspect of Christmas or dwell on what they DO NOT have instead of what they've been blessed with.
For people who are single, this can be a particularly sad time or where the meaning of joy and love can be manipulated. I once had an acquaintance who defined love as "A spirit that has a soul which fulfills the heart to tell the mind to give of itself to another (by IBME)." I don't know about all that, but this is what I do KNOW. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." (John 3:16-17 KJV)
In Luke 2 vs. 11 (NIV) it says, "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." This one verse carries such a powerful message, because it shows that God did not forget ANY of His promises to David as it relates to the establishment of an eternal throne. This verse also reminds of Jesus' mission.
Jesus was sent by God to deliver the oppressed and Save the world...to save us from sin and restore our relationship with God. Which is also referred to as "the good news" and indeed it is truly good news with great joy; for God gave the most precious gift of all...His Son.
So to all of my friends on SPARK, and especially to my single friends, it is my hope and prayer that you embrace and enjoy the true Reason for the Season and know that God NEVER forgets a promise.
He loves you...He always has AND He always will!!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!!!