Day 5 - God sets the stage. Our Father’s view of Christmas.

John 3:16-17 - For God loved the world in this

way: He gave his one and only Son, so that

everyone who believes in him will not perish

but have eternal life. (17) For God did not

send his Son into the world to condemn the

world, but to save the world through him.

Remember Jesus’s words about the Father in the Sermon on the Mount? He said we

should revere His name as holy. That we should praise Him for His coming kingdom

and that His will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven. The verses above reveal that

God’s entire rescue mission to save us started with our Father. Jesus was doing His will

at every point in His life.

Our Father doesn’t get as much press as Jesus at Christmas time, but really the whole

thing was His plan...