Grasp with both hands this wildly extravagant life-gift


The Christmas celebration is not just about a Baby in a manger. It’s about the character of God. He’s the all powerful Almighty King, Creator of all! And he stepped off his throne and into the world, humbling himself to the human condition. He lowered himself as a little bundle of grace in a chaotic world of sin, quietly saving us and loving us more than we can grasp. Let’s look at ourselves through God’s eyes; as his intricate creation, and loved children. It’s ironic that this season is about love and joy, and many people feel more alone and sad then they do the rest of the year. If that’s you , know you are so precious to God. When we begin believing we have value like our God says, we will be able to confidently live in awe of God’s love. God equips us to fight through the things which hold us back, to bind up the broken hearted, and bring the Good news to the poor ! Let’s celebrate the love of our God that leads to grace, by loving those around us with the same fervor and grace as our God. Know you are loved, love and serve those around you with passion and intention, and that is how we celebrate our God all year round. I love you and Merry Christmas to you all!

“If one man’s sin put crowds of people at the dead-end abyss of separation from God, just think what God’s gift poured through one man, Jesus Christ, will do! There’s no comparison between that death-dealing sin and this generous, life-giving gift. The verdict on that one sin was the death sentence; the verdict on the many sins that followed was this wonderful life sentence. If death got the upper hand through one man’s wrongdoing, can you imagine the breathtaking recovery life makes, sovereign life, in those who grasp with both hands this wildly extravagant life-gift, this grand setting-everything-right, that the one man Jesus Christ provides?

Here it is in a nutshell: Just as one person did it wrong and got us in all this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of it. But more than just getting us out of trouble, he got us into life! One man said no to God and put many people in the wrong; one man said yes to God and put many in the right.

All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers. But sin didn’t, and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end.” Romans 5:15-21 the message


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