The month of December has begun and at our church, as well as many others, it is a season called Advent. Advent is the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day when we remember and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
It is a wonderful time of renewal and remembrance. We decorate, we light candles, we sing Christmas carols, we read the story of Jesus birth and remember His life. We prepare our hearts once again to worship and adore the Newborn King.
But, why did Jesus leave His perfect heavenly home and come to earth to live among humans in an imperfect world? Why did He give up all the riches of heaven to live a lowly life as a carpenter’s son and then as an itinerant preacher? Why did He suffer beatings and ridicule and then die on the cross for all mankind? The answer is simple, Jesus came to find YOU!
Luke 19:10 says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” That’s us! Before Christ came, lived and died for us, we were lost with no hope. Jesus Christ gives us hope. He seeks to save you and me and everyone. He desires that we spend eternity with Him and has even prepared a place for us. It says so in John 14:2-3.
So during this Advent season let the good news of Jesus’ birth give you new hope, let it give you new desires and a new life in Him. Let it remind you how much you are loved.
The Son of God gave His life for you and He wants to be your Savior.
Jesus loves us that much!