Still Christmas

He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure.  Eph. 1:8-9

God’s plans for each of us is rooted in the same love and kindness that motivated Him to send Christ. His all-encompassing plan of redemption should be a source of pleasure to Him and for all of us as well. If God’s redemptive plan doesn’t sound like kindness and wisdom worth spreading then maybe it’s time to assess what exactly we think that plan entails. A tendency toward legalism and judgment can take the “good” right out of the news. A tendency toward “us and them” can take the “world” right out of “God so loved.” The “good news of great joy for all people” is relevant and true today just as it was on the first Christmas.

Lord, I rejoice in Your Big Plan of loving redemptive grace.