Two thousand years ago God announced to a group of humble shepherds, through angels, the good news that was said to be for all people in all times (Luke 2:8-11). They were told that night that the Lord of the universe has come and entered the human realm, by being born as a baby. He grew up and lived a humble life, and as a servant He was obedient even to the point of dying a death, which He did not deserve, but for our redemption. He arose from the dead to prove His Lordship and offering salvation as a gift. We are told in Hebrews 2:14-15, “Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He (Jesus Christ) Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.” Why did God do this extraordinary thing? We are told because He was rich in mercy, and out of His great love, He loved us. PMC “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:9-10)
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.