For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
The one gift, freely given to us, which must be remembered always is the incarnation of Jesus. Jesus is God who became man, yet retained His full personhood as a member of the Godhead, the Second Person of the Trinity. In other words, Jesus the living God of Heaven, stepped out of eternity and took on humanity, in order that we might have eternal life, through our faith in Him. We should always remember the whole purpose for His incarnation was to save us from the penalty of our sins. Jesus sacrifice for us, is God’s first and only plan of redemption, there is no other plan. We should also remember the time Jesus spent walking among us was to express the overwhelming love that God the Father has for us, His special creation. Dear child of God, we must remember, only humanity is created in the image of God. This means animals are not equal with humanity, nor are they above a human soul, we are God’s special creation, why? Because it was only humanity which was created in the image of God. Moreover, only humanity has a body, soul and spirit. And because of that, God displayed through Jesus sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary, His love for us. Jesus did this for one reason alone, and that reason was us!
Our relationship with God the Father was forever broken by sin. A relationship that was impossible for us to repair by our own efforts. We who were in rebellion against God received the greatest gift, a gift given freely to us by grace. And that gift is the salvation of our souls and eternal life in His name. The salvation we received by Jesus and His work on the Cross, is a gift that changes hearts and restores lives broken by sin. Moreover, it’s the only gift that provides the guarantee of our eternal destiny. Because of what Jesus did for us, we become children of God, adopted into the family of God by faith. Every day we should celebrate the time when God became man and dwelt among us, thereby showing us the love of the Father. By this gift we can spend eternity with Him, how? Because our relationship with God the Father which was broken by sin, was restored by our faith in Jesus. Which means our faith in His incarnation, His death, His resurrection and His Lordship. In addition, we should never forget He is coming back for us! The time is short and we will see Jesus again. Soon we will be face to face with Jesus as we are caught up with Him in the air to spend eternity in His presence.