Hope in the heartland
Gracepoint Church, Peabody
The reason for the first coming of Christ isn’t complicated. The Apostle Paul describes it this way: “Jesus Christ came into the World to save sinners,” (I Timothy 1:15). The Apostle John explained the force behind the coming of Jesus when he wrote, “For God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten Son,” (John 3:16).
But, these simple to understand verses bring us to the edge of a grand canyon of theological truth. The first coming of Christ happened at the right time, for the right reasons, and the domino effect changed history. Yeah, it’s that significant.
God did what He promised to do at the time He wanted to do it. He chose the people to be involved. He arranged the events exactly as they needed to happen and He protected a little family every step of the way.
The Christmas season reminds us of the simplest, most far-reaching gift ever given. It’s as clear as anything you’ll ever try to understand and as deep as you care to go. Enjoy the reason for the season and embrace the power behind it.