If while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. —Romans 5:10–11
It is only through Jesus Christ that we can receive reconciliation with God. This is the reason we celebrate His coming to earth, the reason we rejoice. Without the earthly life of Jesus, we could not find that reconciliation.
In today’s devotional, Piper shares the “Indescribable gift” given to us:
Here’s the Christmas point. Not only did God purchase our reconciliation through the death of the Lord Jesus Christ (verse 10), and not only did God enable us to receive that reconciliation through the Lord Jesus Christ (verse 11), but even now, verse 11 says, we exult in God himself through our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus purchased our reconciliation. Jesus enabled us to receive the reconciliation and open the gift. And Jesus himself shines forth from the wrapping—the indescribable gift—as God in the flesh, and stirs up all our exultation in God. Look to Jesus this Christmas. Receive the reconciliation that he bought. Don’t put it on the shelf unopened. And don’t open it and then make it a means to all your other pleasures. Open it and enjoy the gift. Exult in him. Make him your pleasure. Make him your treasure.
This is the last download of the Sparkling Snowflakes & Perky Penguins kit. Tomorrow, I will share the devotional and I have a glitter wordart collection for you that will complement this kit.
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Have a blessed day!