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A Love Story

12/19/2010  A Love Story:  Matthew 1:18-15

nativityThe greatest story ever told is also the greatest LOVE STORY ever told. We recognize in the Christmas story a demonstration of Human Love and Divine Love. Few of us could ever imagine just how Joseph would demonstrate righteous character choosing not to put Mary to shame even when it appeared that she had been unfaithful to the betrothal covenant. Mary, caught with a bewildering situation, had to tell Joseph of the pregnancy. Joseph, plagued with a dilemma, would do the honorable thing and divorce her quietly. Emotions of anger, frustration, fear and depression must have been welling up within him. But GOD’s LOVE for Mary and Joseph would bring an angelic visit for both of them. God would not leave them in bewilderment.

Love caused the Heavenly Father to show personal FAVOR to Mary and Joseph. Love compelled the Heavenly Father to EXPLAIN what He was doing in this miraculous conception and subsequent birth. Love brought Elizabeth and Mary in contact with one another as they both experienced a miracle baby.

Love brought Jesus Christ, the Son of God into this world. God came down to us to show us in human flesh just exactly what HE is like. Love brought Jesus, our Messiah, to shed his blood on a wooden cross as our Redeemer before a Holy God.

And the LOVE STORY continues… Love brings the Christmas message to you and me today. The invitation still stands… God SO LOVED THE WORLD… that HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON. That WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM should not perish but HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

Will you receive God’s love gift? Turn to Him in faith and ask Him to be your SAVIOR and God’s love will BREAK THROUGH into your life today.


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