It's the Sunday before Christmas and today's verse coincides with the theme for the 4th candle of Advent... Love. God's Word is filled with verses about His love. One of the most famous, of course, is John 3:16... "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son..." It speaks to our hearts about the Gift of Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-5 is another beautiful example of just how much the Father loves His children.
He has given us a new life! We were dead, but now are alive with Christ by His grace. What a reason to celebrate! You are treasured. You are loved. He came so that you might have abundant life! Rejoice, my friends! Merry Christmas!
"His birth was for His death; His death was for our birth! "
More verses for the last few days of Advent: Matthew 3:1-12, Luke 21:25-36 and Luke 2:8-20