Friday, December 23, 2022
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Jesus’ disciples assumed that He was there to conquer the Romans and establish a new kingdom. But Christ had bigger plans. God didn’t send His Son into the world to conquer the Romans, but to conquer death. Not to establish a kingdom here on earth, but a kingdom in Heaven. Soon, death would be defeated, sin would be conquered, and the veil between God and His children would be torn in two. When that baby was born in a manger two thousand years ago, humanity’s story changed forever, because now it wasn’t about us and what we could do to save ourselves… it was about Him, and the debt that He would pay in our place.