Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Luke 2:10-11 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord." Our Lord Jesus Christ was born to ransom us from our sins. In his journey toward that end, he taught us about love, compassion, and empathy--but most importantly, about love. He died for our sins so we might live. John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." 1 John 3:16 "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters." From this Christmas season forward, let us confess our sins to God, repent, and grow in faith in the work of what our Lord, Jesus Christ did for us on the cross and let us make the special effort for kindness and compassion for all: Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Merry Christmas!