Son of God

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Rejoice that the Father has sent his Son to be the savior of the world!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting lifeJohn 3:16.

I always get choked up at stories of great sacrifice. Whether it is Aslan dying in the place of Edmund in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe or Katniss Everdeen volunteering to die in place of her sister in The Hunger Games, I’m a crying mess the minute someone stands to take the place of another. Though the dramas may differ, the heart of the matter is the same: sacrificial love willing to do whatever it takes to save the beloved. I know my sobs spring from a well of gratitude to Jesus, who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to take my place.

"The son of God became a man so that men could become sons of God." -C.S. Lewis

Before time began, Jesus stepped forward and said He would lay down His life so that those who believe in Him may live. 

Before there was sin or sickness, death or disease, there was love, God’s love. Even though humanity turned away from God and sought to usurp the throne of The Most High, He still redeemed us.  

Take a moment to read Genesis 3. 

Pause.

Ponder. 

Before God spoke the world into existence, the Holy Trinity knew we would need a Redeemer. God the Father knew that Redeemer would be His “Only Begotten Son.” Why?  Because we're captive to a cruel enemy and a price had to be paid to set us free. The price was death. Therefore, in “the fullness of time.”(Galatians 4:4-7) Jesus, the Son of God, stepped into our mess in order to restore us to God the Father. Let’s not miss this fact... He didn’t have to do it. God was not on the “hook” to rescue us from the darkness and emptiness of a life separated from Him... But He did.

We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world1 John 4:14.

Let that truth sit and marinate for a bit. Open your Bible and journal, soak in today’s scriptures and adore Jesus, the Son of God. 

Scripture: 1 John 4: 13-16; John 1:14-18; John 3:16-18

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.
--Joy to the World, by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
 

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