Wednesday, December 16th
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:16-17 (NIV)
Christ came to this earth our of love for us. One of our Christmas classics at westside is the song “How Many Kings.” It brings up how few kings (zero besides Jesus) have ever stepped down from their throne to love and serve their people. Even more so, these earthly kings do not have a throne even close to that of Jesus. For them, that means simply walking outside. To Jesus, that means leaving Heaven of all places. Yet Christ humbled himself so that He could love His creation. He did not do it out of spite or anger. He did not do so begrudgingly. He did so lovingly and willingly.
Author Ian Jeffries