The First Christmas Gift

Jeremiah 31:31-34

31 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the LORD,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.”  NRSV

For centuries the people longed for this hope, this promise to come to fruition. believe that with the birth of Jesus this promise was fulfilled. The “law” Jesus came to write on the hearts of the people was the law of God’s unconditional love. The fact that God sent Jesus into the brokenness of this world is our proof that God’s love is always unconditional. That’s the true gift of Christmas.

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