Today is the day. The countdown has led to this moment. The Breakthrough.
The Israelites waited 400 years for the coming of a Savior. You and I probably counted down from 25. Maybe some of us were in slight panic, wondering how we’d get everything on our lists done.
But as we walk this journey of Advent, stopping to marvel at the mystery of God becoming man, we remember that we don’t have to get it all done.
Because He did.
He came. He lived. He died. He rose again.
“It is finished,” he declared. He got it all done. Because He knew we couldn’t. Despite our best efforts, we would come up short. We couldn’t make ourselves perfect and holy, one-hundred percent of the time. Only His grace makes it possible. Only His grace. So, He broke through. He broke through the darkness. He broke through the hopelessness. He broke through the bondages.
He brought light, He brought hope, He gave us the best gift of all – Himself.
Heavenly Father, because You longed to have a relationship with us, You sent Jesus to be our Rescuer and Redeemer. He paid the price for us. He became our ransom. Father, we can’t begin to fathom the depth of Your Love. Thank You for Christmas. Thank You for Jesus. Amen