"When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman… to ransom those under the law so that we might receive adoption. As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!"'

(Galatians 4:4,6 NAB)

Jesus came not just to make us better, but to make us children of God. In order to restore us to friendship with God the Father, Jesus came and offered The Gift—himself as a ransom for us. A divine exchange, if you will. His life for you and me. Through his incarnation, death, and rising, Jesus has made it possible for everyone who turns to him to be transformed as sons and daughters of God with Emmanuel living in us!

Thank you, Father, for giving us your Son and pouring your Spirit into our hearts! We love you and want to make your love and empowering presence known to all. Thank you, Father, in Jesus’ name.

From all of us at ChristLife, we wish you Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!