Day 18 - The Backstory: Why did Jesus have to come?

Romans 5:16 - And the gift is not like the one

man’s sin, because from one sin came the

judgment, resulting in condemnation, but from

many trespasses came the gift, resulting in

justification.

When Jesus came at Christmas time, His path to the cross was set. When we believe

and accept what He did for us on the cross, suddenly God can look at us and declare us

justified. By Jesus taking our penalty for our sins on Himself, God can look at us as

totally clean. Now we have access to God, have peace with God, have hope in God,

have confidence in God and are able to experience the love of God. Wow. No sin remains

between us and God, we’ve experienced justification!

Christmas is actually the first step towards our restoration!