Christ Is the Visible Image of the Invisible God - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - December 23, 2020
Christ Is the Visible Image of the Invisible God
By Rick Warren
“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.” (Colossians 1:15 NLT)
Who was the little baby in the manger we celebrate at Christmas?
Colossians 1:15 says, “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God” (NLT).
You've heard the phrase that, if you want something done right, do it yourself. God wanted to do the job of saving you right, so he came to earth himself. He didn't come as an avatar, an angel, or a prophet. God came as a person. He became the baby and then the man Jesus Christ.
People all around the world celebrate the little baby in the manger because that child is God, come to live with his people.
If you want to know what God is like, take a look at Jesus.
But Jesus didn't come simply to live. He came to die for your sins so that you can spend eternity with God.
Why was this necessary?
Because even though God is a God of love, he is also a God of justice. Justice demands wrongs be righted. It demands that the debt of sin be paid for.
And, heaven is perfect, but we’re not. Because of that, we need a Savior. God gets imperfect people into heaven through grace.
The Good News of Christmas is that God gave the gift of his Son to pay for everything you have ever done wrong and offer you the grace to enter heaven.
That gift will beat anything under your tree this year. You just need to accept it.
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