Why? Because, you know - Christmas.
We believe, as Christians, that our king is unrivaled. He has always been the king. He will always be the king. There is no predecessor and no successor.
Fortunately, he is a king of love. And just like his reign, his love is also unrivaled. He gives love freely, and it never runs out. He is not always fair, but he is always just. And his promises, well, they last forever as well.
So when the God who created the universe says not to worry, don't worry. When the God who created us says he will always provide what we need, guess what - he will always provide what we need. And when the God who is love says he loves you - he loves you - always.
We don't earn points with God by the good things we do. We don't lose points when we don't do good. Plain and simple, he loves you. He loves you just the way you are, and he loves you right where you are. If you are on top of the world, he's right there with you, cheering you on. If you've hit rock bottom, he's right next to you, hoping you will call out to him. If you are some where in between, God is there to - ready, and waiting.
That's the message today. Short and sweet. We choose to serve an unrivaled God who provides unrivaled love. As a man, he died for our sins, as God, he rose from the dead so that we could spend eternity with him.
2 Peter 1:3-4 (NLT)
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Merry Christmas, from all of us a Radius Church. May you find the inner joy that comes from the knowledge that you are loved today, and everyday, for all eternity.