Friday, December 16, 2016

The Ultimate Game Changer

If you happened to have taken time over the past few weeks to do an intense study of the book of Leviticus you would know that the law was NO FUN. I can't even imagine remembering all of the various laws that were supposed to be followed, much less actually following them. There had to have been such a burden following a God who seemed so picky and so ready to punish those who screwed up.

But as you know, the law was there for a reason. The law was there to show us that we are not perfect and that there is no way to be "good enough" to earn God's approval. That was the whole point.

God was making that point because He had a plan. He was going to send Jesus. Jesus was going to pay the price for us so that we no longer have to fulfill the law. We no longer have to worry about being good enough because there is nothing that we can do to make God love us any less OR anything we can do to make Him love us any more. Why? Because LOVE has come.

The tiny baby in the manger is not just a fun story that we retell every Christmas. This child was the ultimate game changer because Christmas began God's plan to free us from the law that resulted in sin and death and set us free.

A God who was perceived as a God of judgment who enforced all kinds of little rules through Christ unveils that He is indeed a God of mercy and grace.

Love has come for the world to know... that hope had begun when the God of glory, who is full of mercy sent His Son,,,

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