We call it Christmas. But it’s really about the INCARNATION , the day that GOD became MAN .
<ul><li>Do we truly understand what God was showing us when He came into the world? </li></ul>
Why would God VOLUNTARILY give up the GLORY He deserved and allow His creation to treat Him with DEFIANCE ?
John 1:1-5,14 <ul><li>In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that was made </li></ul>
John 1:1-5,14 <ul><li>the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. </li></ul>
Why would God VOLUNTARILY humble Himself and allow His creation to take His OWN LIFE ?
Phil 2:6-7 <ul><li>Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! </li></ul>
God wanted to reveal the DEPTH of His LOVE . Words were not enough.
I Tim 1:15 <ul><li>This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, </li></ul>
John 3:16-17 <ul><li>For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. …that the world through Him might be saved. </li></ul>
God wanted to give LIGHT and LIFE to all who would BELIEVE .
John 1:4-5 <ul><li>In Him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. </li></ul>
John 8:12 <ul><li>Then spoke Jesus again unto them saying: “I am the light of the world; He that follows me shall never walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. </li></ul>