The Gift Of Jesus

The Gift Of Jesus

2020 has caused us to expect the worst but things have turned out much better than we feared.

We have all experienced many wonderful things this year and seen the best in others.
We have been inspired by the goodness of others towards us.

The Bible says Jesus arrived in the fullness of time.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
God is at work in all the details of our lives.

While Jesus was born during a violent time, had to flee to Egypt to hide, and when they came back it still was not safe.  No matter the chaos around us, God is faithful to us and always protects us.

Story of a young couple with a child who suffered a terrible illness.  The child died in surgery but the surgeon talked to the couple about their willingness to donate the eyes of their child for a transplant to others in need.  After some consideration they agreed.  Months later they learned who had received the eyes.  One was the father of a large family and the other was given to a young mother.  So even though they lost their child, they were always comforted by how the death of their child was able to bless 2 others.

Jesus died so that the whole world would be blessed with a relationship with God and eternity in heaven.

Let us remember that God is still with us today and today is the fullness of time.
2021 is not bleak. We can be filled with hope because Jesus is with us. It is because of Jesus we have life here and for all of eternity.

2020 has caused us to expect the worst but things have turned out much better than we feared.

We have all experienced many wonderful things this year and seen the best in others.
We have been inspired by the goodness of others towards us.

The Bible says Jesus arrived in the fullness of time.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
God is at work in all the details of our lives.

While Jesus was born during a violent time, had to flee to Egypt to hide, and when they came back it still was not safe.  No matter the chaos around us, God is faithful to us and always protects us.

Story of a young couple with a child who suffered a terrible illness.  The child died in surgery but the surgeon talked to the couple about their willingness to donate the eyes of their child for a transplant to others in need.  After some consideration they agreed.  Months later they learned who had received the eyes.  One was the father of a large family and the other was given to a young mother.  So even though they lost their child, they were always comforted by how the death of their child was able to bless 2 others.

Jesus died so that the whole world would be blessed with a relationship with God and eternity in heaven.

Let us remember that God is still with us today and today is the fullness of time.
2021 is not bleak. We can be filled with hope because Jesus is with us. It is because of Jesus we have life here and for all of eternity.

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