Son-in-Law Rob, Brand new Grandson Sawyer, Husband Rich
God could have sent us anyone, or anything, to secure our salvation. After all, He's God. He has the advantage of omnipotence and He could have worked that out any way He chose.
But He didn't send anyone. He gave us His only Son.
And because He's God, His love for that Son is perfect. We're busy falling crazy-in-love with our new grandson. But we're not perfect, so our love for little Sawyer, while deep and tender and wonderful, isn't perfect, and it never will be.
Having a new baby in the family this Advent season illuminates for me the enormity of God's gift to us. He sent us His Son.
That's something to shout from the mountaintops.
James Taylor: "Go Tell it on the Mountain."
Thanks to my friend Bob Coller for sharing this video with me.
6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NASB )