8th May 2019

A Baby to Die For!

“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”
Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV)

Monday evening it was announced by Buckingham Palace and in a press interview with Prince Harry that his wife, Meghan, had given birth to a son. Naturally he was delighted, very happy and emotional about the birth of this baby, and quite rightly so! The joy of this event had overwhelmed him and all of us who have gone through this experience can understand just how he and his wife feel at this wonderful time when, miraculously; two people become three! I don’t know if you picked up on his comment about his little boy, but he told reporters; “This little thing, is to die for!”

Amazingly, God, in Jesus, has died for his children! And why was this necessary? It’s because we couldn’t die for ourselves, nor could we ever reconcile ourselves to God, or even cleanse ourselves from sin! For that we needed a Saviour; someone to put himself in harm’s way and take on the task of bringing all these things to pass by his own death. This gift of salvation is ours for the taking, it only needs to be accepted, there’s no cost, it’s unconditional; it’s a gift of love.

This gift is for every one of us, we’re all included, as it says in Revelation 5:9; “And they sang a new song, saying; ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.’” No them and us here, notice, it’s for all people and you are included! How does that make you feel? You are a little thing to die for!

“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen!” (Jude 24).

Study by Cliff Neill

About the Author:
Cliff Neill is an Elder in Grace Communion Church Luton.

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion Church Luton
Farley Hill Methodist Church
North Drift Way
Farley Hill

Meeting Time:
Saturday 10:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Harry Sullivan
Phone: 01908-582222
Email: harry_sullivan@wcg.org.uk

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