Remain // 1 John 4:15

Christmas is coming…it’s almost here! The celebration of Jesus’ birth and fulfillment of God’s promise to come and save us from our sin. This isn’t just a mere saving act, though; no, it is about restoring the original purpose for which we were all created — relationship! As today’s verse tells us, confessing our faith that Jesus is God’s one and only Son, means that we remain in that glorious relationship. Jesus is sometimes referred to as Emmanuel, which means, “God with us.” This is the meaning of this holy season: God came to us to save us and restore the right relationship He always planned. So, if you need a little joy today, find it in that promise of God’s redemption and relationship. This is why Jesus came and why Jesus lives still. Remain in God and know He remains in you!