8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Happy season of Advent!! That’s it, thanksgiving is over, and Christ is coming! Today we get to decorate the entire house preparing for Christmas! I couldn’t do it this weekend because my Roommate left out of town with her family, and I couldn’t dare decorate the house without her.
But today, the lights are going up! I can’t wait to transform the living room into the North Pole!
Now, if you don’t know, yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. The definition of Advent is the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event and, in this case, the noblest of all men, Jesus.
I want to take the next 20 days to lean into the word of God as we prepare our hearts for Christmas Day.
Just for five minutes a day, let’s forget about the chaos that comes with the mall in this season, and let’s remember his never-ending love.
The Bible repeats how much he loves us so many times. Today’s verse reminds us that while we were still sinners, Christ died of us. Sinner gets such a tainted view that you read that word, and you feel distant from it. You can’t see yourself as a “sinner” because you don’t cheat or kill or steal. But your greed, selfishness, and addictions to worldly things are what make you fall short of perfection. Christ saw that in us, and he saw that in you, and he said you were worth dying for.
In 1 John 4:9, it says 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Jesus gave us life through him. That nothing may be weighed over our heads. He took that to the grave. This is the person we celebrate this season. The man that gave us the freedom we live in today. Thank you, Jesus!
Father God, may we learn more about you and your love this year. May we lean into who you are, why you came, and what you continue to do for us. May we never forget what this season truly means to us. It is a time to honor your life. Honor your arrival. Honor the freedom you gave us. May we not fight with others when they take the last PS5 or the last candle at bath and body works. We love you; it is in your holy name that we pray-,AMEN!
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