This Christmas gift from the Father was something that He always planned to give us. In fact, He had this gift prepared before He even made the world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. – St. John 1:1-3
Take a look at this blessed gift called Jesus Christ. He was the one who made all things! He made the worlds and everything we see. Jesus is the Word and the Word is God.
Jesus is an expression of the intense love of the Father. He always loved us. By foreknowledge, His thoughts were upon us before we were even born. He knew that we would come from various walks of life. Some of us have been physically abused, were molested, were addicts, and were ensnared by all types of sin. He knew the most perfect gift He could give to a sinful and dying world, is freedom from sin and abundant life!
So what did He do?
…the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. – St. John 1:14
He came to us as a Christmas gift, packaged with Grace and Truth. Wrapped up in flesh and bowed in glory. He gave Himself to the world to be the savior of mankind. What a gift!
Thank you Father for this PRECIOUS GIFT!