cause for celebration

Lamentations - 1

cause for celebration

Lamentations 3:37-39 (JDV)

Lamentations 3:37 Who is there who speaks and it happens, unless the Lord has ordained it?
Lamentations 3:38 Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High?
Lamentations 3:39 Why should any living person complain, any man, because of the punishment for his sins?

cause for celebration

The prophets spoke of a coming Messiah who would be born king of Israel. He would be a savior. He would also suffer and die for our sins. They spoke of this coming Christ because God ordained it. You and I celebrate Christmas because a sovereign God could punish us all for our sins, but he chose to rescue those who put their faith in Christ.

If we were to suffer for our sins, we would have no reason to complain, because we deserve it. The fact that Christ offers us a way out, is cause for celebration.

Merry Christmas.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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