For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9: 6-7, NJKV)
God loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, the most wonderful, perfect gift any of us could have! God pursues us down to the depths of our sin, He chases us to the ends of our rebellion, and He tracks us to the outermost boundaries of our mutiny.
God is the Hound of Heaven, whose love and zeal for His children is endless and passionate.
Yes! God is passionate about you!
Just look at the life of His perfect Son - all Jesus did and experienced - and see that passion shining though. If God would go through all that just so that He could bring you into His family as a holy and beloved child - how can anyone say "no"?
...I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
Don't you want to partake of that sort of zealous, eternal love? Haven't you always felt the need for that sort of deep and abiding and perfect love? Then, come to Him... He's waiting!
However, I must remind you that Jesus has already come as God's Servant. The Day of Grace will not last forever, and soon the Day of Judgment will arrive. Enter into God's salvation now - do not wait! - for His patience will not endure forever. The Day is coming when Jesus will return as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and take His rightful place as our Sovereign.
On that Day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Every knee! So, whether you bow in worship and joy or whether you bow in terror and defeat, you will bow down.
Now is the Day of Salvation!
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