Our response to God?s gift to us becomes our gift to God.
Consider that as you read this passage from Hebrews 10. I read this this morning and it was one of those moments…I swear I never read these verses before…
5Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
? “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
? but a body you prepared for me;
? 6with burnt offerings and sin offerings
? you were not pleased.
? 7Then I said, ?Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
? I have come to do your will, O God.? ” 8First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made). 9Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
What a crystal clear explanation of why Christ took on human flesh.
I am grateful Christ was obedient to the Father?s will. My response, with his help, is to be obedient to the Father as well.
Our Advent readings for this week include:
?* Micah 5:2-5a
?* Psalm 80:1-7
?* Hebrews 10:5-10
?* Luke 1:39-55
I hope and pray you and your family have a meaningful, fun and relaxed Christmas.
?Hopefully I?ll see you at one of our Christmas Eve services – 7PM or 11PM.