This Christmas season, I want to remind you again that something has happened on planet earth that changed everything. 1 John 4:10 says, "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." It was the love of Jesus that cost God everything that He had. Some people live ignoring it but the truth is, the foundational axis of life on our planet shifted when the Messiah was born, crucified and rose again!
Here is the cross foretold, it is the story of Jesus told. "Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." -Isaiah 53
It is the story of a love that cost God everything. It is about our souls, our lives and our eternal destines. The truth is, what Jesus did on the cross was love on a collision course with life; long before you were ever born! You see, only a love without limits can blow the limits off your life!
Some of you are stuck in some bad places today. Some of you are stuck in some lifeless and lightless places. But our God loves you and is so passionate about you and cares about you so deeply that He truly wants to blow every limit off your life!
The chains that you're wearing, those have been taken care of. The sadness that you're feeling, it has been answered. The anger and the rage that are inside of you from the woundedness of your past, Jesus can take care of that. In fact, He already has; He gave His life! He poured out His love. Only a love that cost everything can change everything! -Dr. Drew Shofner