Christmas is a time of gift giving. We think of what we want and measure what we can afford. We hope our gift blesses another. With time though, many gifts are broken, returned or replaced. We may outgrow and forget them.
God gave us the gift of His Son, Jesus, who lived a perfect life and was punished and died an undeserved sinners death. Why? Was God unjust or incapable of protecting His Son? No. His life and death was a gift.
The Love icon shows a stake anchored on a mountain – to remind us of Calvary, where the Son laid down His life so we can receive forgiveness from a just and loving God. God provides the gift we need most and cannot earn ourselves.
– Words by Pastor Ed Marcelle