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So Loved.

God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

So loved.
In this manner of intense feeling.
In way of deep affection.
So loved.
By Divine will in deliberate choice.
Without cause except in the nature of God Himself.
Entirely incomprehensible.
So loved.
The reason of Christmas.
The reason of the divine meeting the flesh.
The reason of obedience.
So loved.
A dearly loved Son who brings the Father great joy.
A dearly loved Son for a dearly loved people.
A dearly loved son as a holy sacrifice so a dearly loved people could be made holy by His truth.
So loved.
A love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
So loved.
Jesus spoke, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.”
A love to abide in.
A love to remain in.
A love that whoever believes gains life everlasting.
So loved.

Heavenly Father, we choose to believe we are so loved. Sometimes it feels incomprehensible. But your word says it, and today we stand on that promise. In awe, we thank you for your dearly loved son who came for a dearly loved people. May our hearts remain full of the wonder of Christ’s sacrifice long after this Christmas season ends. 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.


  1. The love of God is worth doing anything even if it means suffering, to put a smile on God's face. Enjoying the season.

  2. I took the time to read this slowly so it would soak in. Sometimes our head knows the facts but our heart needs reminding. Thank you.

    1. I totally agree! May God penetrate our hearts with Truth!

  3. This is so beautiful!! We are so incredibly loved!! ❤️


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