Today's gift comes from my new favorite story tellers at St Paul's Church in Auckland. New Zealand.
They tackle the question of why Christmas? Why did God send God's Son into the world.
We find the answer to that in John 3:16.
For God so loved the world
- all the world, the whole cosmos, every little bit of the creation that God called good
that God send God's Son
- God came to live with us, as one of us, Word made flesh, God with us, in the form of a baby!
Yes, God's love was why for Christmas - even though humans didn't really do much of anything to deserve such love. Listen to the story:
It is indeed Good News of Great Joy!