Thursday, December 13, 2012

His One and Only Son

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And that is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. (John 3:16-17, The Message)

A small boy, filled with all kinds of playful ideas anxiously awaited his father’s return from work. An extra-long day at the office, however, had taken its toll and his father longed desperately for just a few minutes of relaxation. Over and over again, the boy tugged at his dad’s leg with yet another suggestion of something they might do together. Finally in total frustration, the father ripped from a magazine a picture of the world and tore it into a hundred pieces. “Here!” he said, handing the child a roll of scotch tape, “go put the world back together!”  “Ah… peace at last!” (or so he thought). But in just a few minutes he was interrupted again. There before him stood his son, and in his hands was a crudely-fashioned picture of the world. “Son—that’s incredible! How did you ever do it?” “It was easy,” said the boy.

“You see, on the other side of the picture of the World was a picture of a man, and as soon as I got the man straightened out, the world was OK too!”

One Day our Heavenly Father looked down from heaven and saw a broken world---a world that had been shattered into a million pieces by the deadly hammer of sin. But, God loved that world and He loved it in the form of a tiny baby who could make it all new again.   (AUTHOR UNKNOWN)

We fill the Christmas season with lights and music.  Plans are made for those closest to us to be together once more.  Candles glow, trees are adorned and gifts are exchanged.  We close down our shops and open our homes to friends for parties.  All of the celebration of this season is because of God’s blessed gift… His one and only Son. 

Scripture to Remember:
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  Galatians 4:4-5
(Submitted by Gary Wood)

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