Naughty or Nice

13 Dec

I’m so glad that my God is not Santa!  I’m so glad that His affection for me is not based on my performance, on whether I’ve been naughty or nice this past year!  I’m so glad and grateful for His grace and His unmerited favor.  There are no lists this time of year with God, or at any time of year for that matter.   Nothing can or will shake or take away God’s love.  Nothing I do.  No matter how much I stumble and fall.  No sin is greater than His love!

If there is any prevailing message to be gathered from Christmas, it’s just that:  His unmerited, unwavering, unshakeable, everlasting favor.  God so loved the world (even in its depravity) that He gave…His only begotten Son.  Christmas is all about His giving, and our receiving.  The wonder of it!!!

So the next time someone wishes me “Happy Holidays” I will remember that the gift that was given 2,000 years ago was for them as well as for me!  They (and I and all of us) are precious to God!  Jesus, what a marvelous gift!

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