We have now reached week 4 of Advent. It’s Sunday today, the Lord’s day. Another day to worship the Lord, an opportunity to head to church, and another week to light an Advent candle. This week we will focus on how the Lord Jesus gives us peace.
John 3:16 is likely the most famous Bible verse of all time. It’s definitely the most familiar and clear summary of the good news.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, ESV)
Advent declares the message of the Loving and Giving God. When we were at war with God, heading to eternal punishment, God loved us and gave His Son for us. Loving us so much, God did not want us to perish in our sins, separated from Him for all eternity. Giving us His Son, God came near us, declaring that He would take the penalty for our sin, declaring His way to make peace with us.
Have you bought all the Christmas gifts that you planned to get? If not, you still have a few days. But when you give those gifts to others this week, make it a time of celebration and joy. Remember the Giver, God Himself, who gave us His Son. You can never out-give the Giver!