December 24, 2016
Titus 3:4-7 | New International Version (NIV)
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Again, this scripture speaks to the incarnation – Jesus coming to earth. It was the love and kindness of God. He didn’t do it because we deserved it. All of us have the same issue that Adam and Eve had. God came because of his great mercy toward us. Through Jesus coming – his death on the cross – and resurrection – we are justified – made just as if I had never sinned. What a beautiful thought on this Christmas eve morning.