December 25, 2016
(On Christmas Day, light the first, second, third, fourth, and center candles on your Advent wreath.)
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NLT)
The birth of Jesus is the most powerful demonstration of love that has ever taken place. God sent His only Son into a broken and desperate world because He loves us. Sin had shattered our relationship with Him, but He redeemed us by offering His Son on our behalf. Christmas is only a celebration in light of the cross. Today, amidst the eggnog and wrapping paper, remember the love of God that made a way for you to have eternal life. Merry Christmas!