John 3:16 says that God so loved the world that He gave… Love is an action word. Love gives without expectation of return. Love gives because love wants the best for the one that is loved. God’s love is unconditional. We cannot make God love us more by doing more. We cannot make God love us less by our failures.
The Bible is one love story broken into sixty-six books. The Bible shows us that God is a God of love from Genesis through Revelation. Romans 5:8 tells us that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Unconditional love does not wait for us to be perfect. Love loves regardless. He paid that price because He loves us not because we are worthy. He makes us worthy by His sacrifice.
1 Corinthians 13 tells us of God’s agape love. We can rest secure in God’s love. We know that God does not keep records of our wrongs. We are thankful that God’s love is patient and kind and forgiving.
During this Advent season, we would do well to remember that we are loved. We should remember that God so loved us that He was willing to send Christ to pay our sin debt and if we accept that sacrifice, we no longer owe anything for our sins. Chris paid it all.
As we celebrate the birth of Christ, we can rejoice in the fact that our heavenly Father thinks we are fantastic. We can rejoice in the fact that we bring a warm smile to His face when He thinks of us. We can rejoice in the fact that we are the beloved of the Creator. We can rejoice in the fact that we have eternal life with our Father who will never condemn us. That is something to celebrate!