Plan J

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel, God with Us. Isaiah 7:14


The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14


From early in Scripture there are calls for God to intervene in our broken world, calls of Hosanna, “God Save Us.”  Calls for God to get involved and to make things right.  But how?  How would God step in or what would God do to intervene into His fallen world?  Some people thought military might, a mighty prophet, or a political ruler.  Everyone had their own theory about how God should answer these prayers, but the prayer remained the same, Hosanna, “God Save Us.”

God’s plan was simple.  God did not have Plan A, B, and C.  There was just plan J.  The Jesus plan.  All in.  No holds bar.  God would send Jesus to become flesh and blood and dwell among us, as we hear from John.  Jesus came and pitched his tent by us.  To save God sent His son in flesh and blood to walk with us, to teach us, to feel our pain, and our hurt.  To experience growing up, banging his knee, and making friends.  God did not hold anything back, but sent his only son to become a person like you and I, so that He could save us and forgive us, so that we may experience grace, because of what He did for us on the cross.


The miracle of this Christmas season is that God sent His son to be born to a poor young couple of no stature or power.  God sent His son to a town of people who could never understand who He really was.  God sent His son here for you and me.  God sent His son to take on our sins, and our brokenness, so we might have a relationship with God forever.  We celebrate that miracle in this Holiday season.


Pastor Bill