Why was Christ born? (A reminder)

I would like to stir up your mind by way of remembrance today.

This was written in December 06′, but I neglected to post it until January 07″.  Just some thoughts that are relevant at all times of the year.

This is a good time of the year to remember the birth of Christ, whether you believe in celebrating Christmas or not. Not only do we remember Christ’s birth, but more importantly, why was He born?
Why did He come?
Some of us have been in with Christ for years, however I do believe we need to be reminded of Christ and why He came.

He came as The Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world (see 1Pet.1:20, Rev.13:8). For what? OUR SINS.
“And she (Mary) shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matt.1:21)
God loves us so much, that He sent His Son into the world (Jn. 3:16), to live in the world, than die as the ultimate sacrifice for all our sins. Now that’s love! Why? Because without receiving the sacrifice, we are all “dead in trespasses and sins.” (Eph. 2:1)

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.” (1Jn. 4:9). Christ brings forth life, sin brings forth death.
I love the Apostle John’s definition of love. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation (atonement) for our sins.” (1Jn.4:10)
It would do us all good to stop and remember God’s love for us. We didn’t deserve it. We didn’t earn it. God gave it!

Christ is the expression of God’s love to us. Without receiving the sacrifice, we would all die in our sins and spend eternity separated from God. Why? Because our sins deserve it. God hates sin, but loves us so much that He sent us His Son to be the sacrifice for all our sins.
John the Baptist had it figured out when he said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.” (Jn. 1:29)
Let us be reminded this day as to why Christ was born.

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8 Responses to “Why was Christ born? (A reminder)”

  1. ratae Says:

    Thank you. I’ve put it on my blog fully attributed to you.
    love
    ratae

  2. Richard Says:

    Thank you Ratae! God bless you!

  3. Dereverend Says:

    This is a great work done.God bless you for availing yourself for God to use you to remind the world of Christ’s birth.

  4. Richard Says:

    Thanks Dereverend! God bless you also as you go out by faith into the world to “seek the lost”

  5. Alex girma Says:

    Good to read this ! !

  6. Richard Says:

    Alex, Glad you were blessed! Thanks for stopping by

  7. alex Says:

    Thanks Richard! for sharing your thoughts

  8. Richard Says:

    Alex, you are welcome! God bless you!

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