You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin...The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:5 & 8
To be absolute.
To be complete.
To have all the required or desirable elements, qualities or characteristics.
Having no wayward deeds.
A faithful God who does no wrong.
Absolutely just. Completely fair.
A babe born and wrapped in swaddling clothes.
A babe, to be named Jesus.
A babe, that one day in his spotlessness, would deliver an unrighteous people.
The Word who was in the beginning.
The One who moves the clouds with wonderful perfection and skill.
The One to whom even rocks will cry out; to whom the heavens declare His glory and the sky proclaims his handiwork.
To be born in perfection.
To live in perfection.
To die in perfection.
To rise in perfection.
To save in perfection.
Heavenly Father, you are perfect. Your ways are just and fair. Your plan is perfect. Thank you for the wonder of Christmas that brings us to the cross. We confess that sometimes it’s easier to separate the Christmas story from the cross. But that’s not truth. This season, help us remember that not only was your perfect son sent as a baby, but that your perfect son was sent to the cross. May we always remember that Jesus appeared to take away sins and to destroy the work of the enemy. Thank you for His perfection. Amen.
This advent series was originally written for, and presented to, Ebenfeld MB Church in 2016. Scripture references were inspired by “The Dawning of Indestructible Joy” by John Piper.