“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:5-6
This is the day that a large part of the world celebrates as Christmas, or the celebration of Christ’s birth. In accordance with this tradition, let us pause and reflect on the great love that Christ showed us.
In the good book it says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” But consider this, Christ, being God, died for His enemies. (Romans 5:10)
Pause, reflect on that thought.
Realize the magnitude of sin. The payment that He made. The punishment that would have been yours if you had not accepted that payment. God had no motivation to save us other than His love. He gained nothing but us. We were so undeserving, but God considered us worth the price. Why? How? I’m not sure.
But after so much love has been shown to us, how can we withhold love from others. How can we forget the debt that we once owed, and fail to show love to others. I would challenge you. Remember Christ’s birth, but more importantly, His death. Remember what Christ did for you.