Today I am facing the challenge to write of an answer to the statement posed in the title to this post and within a ten minute period. NO time to think, just grab hold of the first thought that comes to mind? Sound hard? Not really.
You see, the offer I couldn’t refuse? It was the offer of eternal life! All I had to do was give myself fully to Jesus Christ, God incarnate who came to earth in human form because He loved me from a time so long before I was conceived. He suffered a brutal death so that my sins could be forgiven. All I had to do was love Him with all my heart. Oh, He has much for us, his followers to do, but anything He can ever ask of me can be summed up in one simple phrase, “Lord, I love you with all my being.” Why do I love Him so? Why do I know Him personally? Why is it impossible to get through a moment without Him? Because He first loved me!
As we begin the season of Advent in the church, and as we celebrate the birth of a newborn babe who is also the King of Kings, let us recall what life would be without Him. When those close to me have a new baby, I can just melt looking into those sweet baby eyes . . . I often wonder, as the possibilities for the new babe are endless, what will he or she bring to this world? When, Mary looked into Jesus’ sweet face, she knew! As we sing all those happy songs of this season, let us never forget all He suffered so that our joy could be complete in Him!