This month, we mailed hard copy Christmas cards to many of you with a short ministry update. We include that content below, as well as a video that conveys what Jesus has done through Campus Crusade for Christ around the world using your prayers and giving.
Since the beginning of creation, God has been patient with a rebellious, unholy world. He could have very well ended it at the Genesis 3 fall or with Noah’s flood or during Jesus’s first coming. But God chose another way.
He perseveres in pursuing all his children until they see their need for the Christ: Jesus our big brother. As one writer rightly put it, “God chose to have his Son enter the world in a stable and be laid in filthy slop so we could know that our sinful hearts are not too lowly of a place for him to occupy.”
God did not grow weary with our rebellion. He sent Jesus that we might meet this determined God through the forgiveness of sins and empowering presence of grace.
This is easy to forget, so it is a worthy reminder. On campus, we got to recently minister to a young woman who forgot this. After confessing to having an abortion, she said she could not forgive herself. We lovingly reminded her that God sent Jesus so that she would not be condemned in Him. What a glorious truth to remember!
Galatians 6:9 tells us not to grow tired of doing good, being patient and enduring suffering. The only way this is possible is if we draw on the inexhaustible resources of God the Holy Spirit through God the Son to the glory of God the Father.
We encourage you to remember, worship and meditate on Jesus this season and always. He is great, and we mustn’t forget this. As you focus on him, he will empower you do his
good works, to be patient with
unsaved loved ones, and to endure the troubles he
promised we would have in this world. Do not grow weary with living for him.
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17