I don’t know why, but sometimes we get it wrong when it comes to Jesus. We seem to focus on the “thou shalt not” parts of the Bible. We get hung up on sin.
We seem to focus on that rather than the fact that we have a Saviour. Don’t get me wrong – I’m well aware that sin is a problem. I know I do things that are sinful – things that hurt others, that hurt my relationship with God, that hurt the world that God created. Sometimes I do these things willfully, because there is something in me that is broken – that doesn’t function the way God created me to function.
I know that I’m not the only one.
And that would be a really depressing thought – except that God doesn’t leave us to our misery. God acts. God steps out of Heaven to become a child. To be with us, to walk among us, and to lay himself down for us.
Because Jesus didn’t come into the world to condemn it, but to save it.
And that’s something worth celebrating.