And the Father of lights gives perfect gifts to his children, in him there is no variation or shadow of turning. Jesus Christ is God’s perfect gift to you today.
God created mankind in his image. God is good – absolutely good – so mankind was originally created good. Sadly, man chose to turn away from God’s goodness in the garden and so the darkness of sin entered the world. Scripture tells us that God is light and in him, there is no darkness. Jesus, God’s Son, is called the Word of God. He was with God at creation and all things have been created through him, the Word of God. In him was life, and the life was the light of men and the light shines in the darkness.
God is called the Father of lights and, as a father, he gives his children perfect gifts. Jesus said, “If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Our Father in heaven loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.James 1:17
Every Christmas we celebrate the coming of God’s only begotten son. The Creator who created us good has reconciled to his goodness through his good son. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin. That is, though he had a natural mother he was conceived without a natural father. God the good Creator is Jesus’ Father by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, Jesus is perfect. He is fully God, yet fully man. As God, Jesus is as we were when we were created – good and sinless. This is why he was able to die for sin and rise from the dead. Only by faith in his death and resurrection and by calling him Lord, can we be reconciled to the goodness of God and call him Father.
And the Father of lights gives perfect gifts to his children, in him there is no variation or shadow of turning. Jesus Christ is God’s perfect gift to you today
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IT’S ALL IN THE BIBLE. READ ALL ABOUT IT. (NKJV)
Get into the word of God and get the word of God into you!
1 John 1:5
1 John 4:8
2 Corinthians 5:21
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