The GOD of Christmas and of all Creation longs for people to know HIM. HE desires that we know the truth about HIM, so HE revealed HIMSELF, since we could know HIM no other way.
When GOD took on flesh in Jesus, HE befriended a man we know as the Apostle John. Through his writings, we know that John wholeheartedly loved Jesus and knew that Jesus deeply loved him. Inspired by GOD, John wrote the most concise and profound description of GOD, “God is love.” (1 John 4:8 & 16) John also wrote the best-known verse in the Bible. It describes the great lengths, this GOD who is love, would go to so that we might personally know HIM and love HIM. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
A love that great requires a befitting response!
In Matthew’s account of the Christmas story, Pastor Joe Still shares how we can learn much from formerly pagan Astrologers about what a proper response to GOD’s Love looks like.