Read 1 John 4:7-21. The story of Christmas is that God loves us. We don’t have to make it any more complicated than that. God loves us. Christmas reminds us that God loves us so much, he is willing to wrap himself in human flesh – in the form of a helpless baby – and to become fully human in order to connect with us. There is no question of his love for us!
Max Lucado writes:
You might question his actions, decisions, or declarations. But you can never, ever question his zany, stunning, unquenchable affection. (Because of Bethlehem)
Of course, that might depend on your experience of love during your lifetime. You may have endured a painful breakup. Perhaps there are times in your life when you’ve felt abandoned. You may have received little attention as a child. Sometimes, the bad experiences of human love we experience can colour our perception of God’s love.
But there is no person God does not love. No person is too afraid of love. There is no person he cannot reach. His love has no limits. Christ was born so that we would know just how much God loves us. That includes you!
So what is your response? Can I suggest inviting him into your life. Give him a seat at your table. At your request he will scatter the darkness and bring everlasting light into your life. He’ll be born in you if you love him back.
THINK IT OVER
Think about the following:
• Do you find it difficult to let God love you? Why?