December 16, 2018
Passage: Genesis 3:8-15; John 1:1-14

The purpose of God for humanity was to have an intimate relationship with us, so he can relate to us. In Genesis 3, we read that in the cool of the day the Lord would walk through the garden of Eden where Adam and his wife were, to fellowship with them.

THE FALL OF MAN
Man separated from God because of sin. God did not neglect man. He went searching for him by calling out to him and asking, WHERE ARE YOU?. This question is still relevant in our lives today. God is still calling out to each and every one of us Today, asking, where are you?

How can God relate to you? We learn from the bible that the word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. God already had a plan in mind to save man. He came onto the earth as a human being in the form of Christ the incarnate.

John 1:14 says, “The Word became 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"

The questions we have to consider are, why did the Word become flesh and dwell amongst us? and why did Jesus come on to the earth? Jesus Christ came in order for us to identify with Him and also have fellowship with Him. Through Him we are reconciled to God

We need to respond to His call and come in faith to Christ Jesus by accepting Him as our Lord and our personal Saviour for this purpose to be fulfilled. From scripture we read of Adam's response “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

As a Christian, you need to ponder on these questions.
Have you also responded?
How have you responded?
What situation are you in?

Sin brought darkness into our lives. Christ the light of this world has come to take away every darkness in our lives as long as we accept Him. The festival of nine lessons and carols is a reminder that the purpose for which Jesus came into this world is for salvation and judgment.

Jesus will come again as a king to judge all people both those who have accepted him and those who have not. Let us remember that God is still calling. He says; "Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Rev. 3:20.

Our job as Christians is to - let Christ dwell with us - allow him to dine with you and when he comes back, you will be with him in eternal glory.

AMEN.

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