By Greg Laurie
Fellow patriots, please listen to this short, inspiring message from General Flynn. General Michael Flynn exemplifies patriotism, courage, and love of God and country - despite some of his own countrymen relentlessly attacking him. Donations for his defense are greatly appreciated. If you can only give $5.00, please do so - every little bit helps. Thank you so much, and God bless. Letter from General Flynn.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
It’s that time of the year! Are you excited to go Christmas shopping? Who is on your gift list this Christmas?
Usually, we give gifts to family and friends. We want to buy gifts for people we love and people we care about. We tend to give gifts to those who treat us well, people who are kind and considerate to us. And often we will give gifts in return for gifts that we have received.
However, we generally don’t buy gifts for our enemies, do we? We don’t give a gift to the person who has slandered us in the past year, or the irate neighbor who never has a kind word to say, or someone who tried to run us out of business.
But think about this: when God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, and gave us this ultimate gift, He gave it to us while we were still His enemies. The Bible tells us, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). We did nothing whatsoever to merit or deserve this gift. In fact, what we really deserve is judgment, because we all have sinned against God. We all have deliberately crossed that line.
The amazing truth of Christmas is that, in spite of our sins, God sent His Son to save us. In that tiny manger in Bethlehem, He gave us an undeserved gift.
I’m planning to send you a small Christmas thought like this one each Sunday in December to help keep your focus on Christ this season. I hope these thoughts lift your day as you focus on Jesus.
I appreciate you!