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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Inspired by. . . Jesus Christ: A Light to the Gentiles

"And He said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give Thee for a light to the Gentiles, that Thou mayest be My salvation unto the end of the earth." (Isa 49:6)

Friends, I'm overwhelmed by the grace of God.

He didn't have to save us.

He had His chosen people. The Jews. He could have sent Jesus to save them and them alone.

He could have. But He didn't.

Instead, He CHOSE to love ALL of mankind.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." (Joh 3:16)
In Romans, Paul confirms this again and again. And all throughout the New Testament:
"For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'" And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed." (Act 13:47-48)

Yet, we can see from Isaiah 49:6 that this is not a New Testament concept. Isaiah proclaims this Truth again in Isaiah 42:6; 51:4, and 60:1-3.

It is the great mystery, hidden for ages, now revealed!
"To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." (Col 1:27)
As if saving us wasn't enough, we are adopted as sons and daughters of the KING. We share in the inheritance as heirs, children of God. To prove this God has sent into our hearts the Spirit of His Son (Galatians 4:6). This Spirit connects us to the Father and we are able to, in our deepest need and greatest joy, cry out to Him, "Abba, Father!"

Have you received this gift?

This amazing, wonderful, overwhelming gift.

The gift of Jesus.

Receive it. Believe it and reJOYce!

Blessings on your Advent,

If you've never accepted the gift of Jesus, I encourage you to begin your faith journey today. https://peacewithgod.net/

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