Summary: God delivered His love to mankind through a poor young virgin named Mary.
Text: “….God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him” (1 John 4:9).
There are some people who do not realize how important they are to Almighty God. They do not seem to understand that they are not here by accident, but that God the Father has a definite plan for their life. These people think of the human aspect of birth without giving thought to the real miracle that took place.
God never does anything without a reason. By the same token, He does not burden us with situations we cannot handle. He does not bring disease and sickness upon us. He does not forget us when we are having some difficulty or we have made a mess of our life. He does not punish earthly parents for their sins by giving them children with physical issues. God is a God of love.
As God’s children, we should show forth the same love He shows toward for us. The love that parents project to their children will be the kind of love the children project to others. The relationship a child has with his or her parents will most likely be the kind of relationship the child carries forth in life.
The relationship the parents have with their heavenly Father will surface in the life of their children. God loves all His children regardless of what they have done or how they choose to live life or the number of sins they have committed. He does not approve of sinful acts and deeds and does not approve of doing wrong things, but He still loves them.
God created man and He knows man better than man knows himself. God attributes include: omnipotence; omnipresence; and omniscience.
Omnipotence indicates that God has the capability to do whatever is His will. All that God does is good. He cannot sin and He does not ignore our sin. He is all powerful.
Jesus said, “….with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). We are limited in what we can do, but God is not limited. This should be evident to us because we know God created everything including us.
When the angel said to Mary, “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus” (Luke 1:31), she did not understand how this could be. The angel went on to say, “The Holy spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).
The angel then went on to say, “….Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age….” (Luke 1:36). Mary had a difficult time understanding what was being said, so the angel said, “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37).
These are examples from Scripture indicating the fact that God is Omnipotent. He is an awesome all-powerful God who is capable of doing anything He wills.
God is also omnipresent which means that He is present everywhere at all times. You and I do not have that attribute. You or I cannot be present in two or more places at the same time. The only people who believe we can are our children. Sooner or later they realize parents are real people.
Does the Bible teach omnipresence? It certainly does. God is our Creator and He is always very close to us. Scripture tells us, “….God is not far from us. For in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28, 28). Although God is in control of the entire universe, He is still a very personal God to each of us.
Jeremiah also gives us indication that God is omnipresent. He recorded these words: “Am I a God near at hand,” says the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the LORD; do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD” (23:23, 24). God is close and at the same time He can be far away.
We cannot hide from God, because He is everywhere. There is no secret place where God is not present.
The Psalmist asked the question: “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:7). The answer is that none of us can flee from the presence of God because God is everywhere. His Spirit is always with us and knowing this should give us comfort and peace.
Then God is also omniscient. This tells us that He knows everything. There are some people who think they know everything, but they know very little compared to our Father. There is nothing God does not know.