God's Christmas Card

On a day some 2000 years ago, God entered time and space.

"Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel" Isaiah 7:14

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace" Isaiah 9: 6

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God...And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth" John 1:1, 14

The following from a Christmas card expounds on John 3:16:

For God (the greatest Person)
So loved (the greatest degree)
The world (the greatest company)

That He gave (the greatest act)
His only begotten Son (the greatest gift)
That whosoever (the greatest opportunity)
Believeth (the greatest simplicity)
in Him (the greatest attraction)

Should not perish (the greatest promise)
But have (the greatest difference)
Everlasting life (the greatest possession)

JP: Image from an antique Christmas card in my Sister-in-law's collection.

It is a cold (minus 4) white Christmas in Minnesota. We are awaiting (expected at 9) the arrival of our children.


"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)

A quote that captures the importance of this truth.

  • If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator;
  • If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist;
  • If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist;
  • If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer;
  • But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.

HT: Frank Sansone

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