A hugely significant event took place at the birth of Jesus, and the angels were there to announce it…🎄

The night that Jesus was born, a host of the Heavenly beings appeared in the sky and joyfully proclaimed;

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14) 🎺
But what did they mean by, “On earth, peace, goodwill toward men!”? 🤔

The angels were not announcing the end of war, hostilities and violence on earth, but rather the end of God’s war with man’s sin.🔥

JESUS was here! 🙏🏼

The Saviour and Redeemer was here to take all of God’s wrath and judgement for the sins of the world and reconcile mankind to His Creator. (2 Corinthians 5:19,21) ✝️

No longer would man be required to keep a list of rules in order to earn God’s grace and forgiveness. 😥

No longer would God judge or punish men for their disobedience. (Romans 6:14)⚡️

God’s wrath has been forever satisfied. Peace now reigns between God and man.🕊

The death and destruction going on in the earth is because the consequences of sin is still death – but not because God is not punishing you, or judging you, your family or nation. All punishment and judgement was poured out on Jesus! (Romans 6:23)✝️

And because of Jesus, God is not, and never will be, mad at you. Not even a little bit!

Nothing you have done or ever will do can make God stop loving you.❤️

He loves you with an unconditional, everlasting love. His love for you will NEVER come to an end. (Jeremiah 31:3, Lamentations 3:22)❤️

You don’t have to earn His love and forgiveness, and you don’t even have to deserve it – all you have to do is RECEIVE it! God has freely given it to you! 🎁

This is why Jesus was God’s greatest gift of love to the world. 🎁

This is why the Gospel is the GOOD NEWS. 

And THIS is why we celebrate CHRISTmas.🎄 #faithtalks #thetruemeaningofchristmas