John Wen, Christmas 2021
God’s love for the world is manifested when he sent his beloved Son, Jesus to the world, to save the world from sin. This long-standing evil that has polluted people’s hearts and destroyed the environment and ecology has caused turmoil in the world, and the world has no peace and hope.
However, Jesus could only be born in a manger in Bethlehem, because no one could receive him. And when God announced the news of his birth to the world, he didn’t proclaim it. Instead, it was only revealed to a few people in the wild who were shepherding sheep at night, and it was a low-level person. They were terrified when they saw it, and when they were determined, they went to Bethlehem and found Jesus in the manger. Then, they spread the great gospel of God’s salvation everywhere:
“Glory to God in the highest place! Peace and joy to man on earth” (Luke 2:14, KJV)
God sent his beloved son to the world in a humble manger, and the illiterate shepherd of the lower ranks to tell his salvation to the world. For this reason, Jesus labored to preach the word of God and performed His mercy in the world for more than 33 years and healed many weak and helpless people. In the end, he was willing to die on the cross to complete this salvation, so that those who sincerely received it would be forgiven of sins and not perish but have eternal life. Every Christmas reminds the world:
God gave up on His beloved Son, Jesus, and even “pleased” Him to crush him, causing him to suffer, and offering him as an atonement for men’s sin offerings. He loves men with eternal love in being with them, what a wonderful gift to men. (Isaiah 53:10, Jeremiah 31:3, Mat 1:23)