by Dr. Jack Graham
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." - John 3:16-17
I want you to try and picture those moments in heaven just before God the Son left His throne of majesty and came to earth as a baby. Think about it: The angels in heaven understood the life that lay before Him. The Father was putting Him on a path that would lead to humiliation and death. And Christ Himself knew the pain He would endure on the cross. It must've been so hard.
So what made Him go? It was love. God loved the people of this planet, and knew Jesus was the only way we could be saved from the consequences of our sin. And our planet - a little speck in the great universe - was loved so much that God became a man. We didn't deserve Him, but we got Him.
It's been well said, "God doesn't love us because we're valuable; we're valuable because He loves us." No truer words have been spoken. Jesus didn't come into the world because He found us attractive. No, He came into the world so that we might become holy and blameless in the eyes of God.
Our Lord experienced so much hardship by coming into the world. But He knew it was worth it, to rescue us from the dominion of darkness and bring us into His Kingdom!
JESUS CAME BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US. PRAISE HIM THAT BY ACCEPTING THAT LOVE, YOU'RE MADE HOLY IN GOD'S EYES.
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