1 John 5:11
Throughout this journey, we’ve been reading how, when and for whom Jesus came to earth as a baby and grew up as a human in the mess of this world. Our last day – today – looks at why he came at all.
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1 John 5:11
Jesus came to give us eternal life – life which was found in him.
This is all that a Christian declares. This is the gospel, the good news and the great hope that we profess to all nations!
Just as there is life beyond the New Year and Christmas holidays (sorry, I didn’t want to remind you of your work just yet!), so we know that there is life after death for all who follow Jesus and find themselves in him.
Today’s actions; SHARE this Good News in two ways;
- Take a few minutes out of your busy Christmas Eve to post an encouraging note or card through your local homeless shelter’s door for the staff working there.
Tell them how important their role is, how thankful you are that people are taking responsibility and caring for the vulnerable, and ask if you or your church could get involved.
- Use Google translate or other online dictionaries to find out how to say ‘May God bless you this Christmas’ or simply ‘Happy Christmas’ in the main non-English languages of your town or city, and write them up on little notes for lampposts, shop windows and counters, or even your front door. Make migrants and refugees who don’t speak much English feel welcomed!
Praise God for his amazing rescue plan, which cost him so much
Thank God that he did not give up on us, or send another flood like he did with Noah to start over again, but that he solved the problem of sin by sacrificing his Son
Pray that God would bring more migrants and refugees into contact with Christians this Christmas, that they would hear the gospel and that his Spirit would move in their hearts to turn them to him.