December 23 – Don’t Forget The Son

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life — John 3:16

It was a warm Saturday evening as I walked up stairs, the sun light was coming through the windows and it felt good. As I walked up the stairs I could hear singing coming forth from six year old Evan’s room. As I peeped in I saw him sitting on the floor holding a purple two – stringed guitar and playing it with his left hand!  And with eyes closed and singing with the top of his voice, “Open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see YOU, to see YOU HIGH AND LIFTED UP.” At this point in his singing he would stop playing his guitar- or beating it I should say … and With uplifted hand for  effect would point to the roof and sing “to see YOU High and Lifted Up…” I listened to him sing this little chorus over and over, and when he stopped I asked him about the boxes that surrounded him. he told me they were his drums and then he pointed to one box which was his pulpit, that one held his Bible so he could “PWEACH” from {He cant pronounce his “r’s” so instead of “Preach” he says “p-weach”}. I told him that was good and asked did he know any Bible verses, as its pretty good to know some if your going to “p-weach.” He thought for a few moments and then looked at me and began to say proud fully, “John 3:16, For God so loved the world He gave His only FORGOTTEN Son…” It was hard not to smile as he misquoted and said “FORGOTTEN “instead of “Begotten…” But it got me to thinking how easy it is to “FORGET the Son.”

At Christmas time- a Time that is supposed to remind us of His Birth, His Coming, we seem to have FORGOTTEN THE SON, in all the present giving and the stresses, and at times loneliness as we focus on what we do not have, what we should have or what we wish we had … and in the words of Evan we have ,” FORGOTTEN the SON”


Jesus  CAME …

1. – To SAVE YOU… FROM YOUR SINS – ” She will bear a Son; and you shall call His Name Jesus, for He WILL SAVE His people from their sins.” -{Matt 1:21}

2. –  To SET YOU FREE… – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,
 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come
”- {Luke 4:18-19, NLT}

3. – To REVEAL… THE FATHER TO YOU  –“All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to REVEAL Him. ” –{Matt 11:27}

4. – To DESTROY… THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL  –The Son OF God APPEARED for this purpose to DESTROY the works of the devil.” – {1 John 3:8}

5. – To GIVE… YOU ABUNDANT LIFE – “The thief Comes only to steal kill and destroy: I CAME that they might have LIFE AND LIFE ABUNDANTLY.” – {John 10:10}

6. – To BRING… YOU TO GOD   – “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might BRING US TO GOD, having been Put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;” – {1 Peter 3:18}

I can still see 6 year old son on that warm Saturday afternoon, looking around to see if he could remember a verse to “Pwe-ach” from and saying with gusto as he finally remembered, “John 3:16 -For God so loved the world He gave His only FORGOTTEN SON…”Paul gave young Timothy a charge in the midst of stressful times which would be good for us to pay close attention to 2 Timothy 2:8 “REMEMBER JESUS CHRIST, RISEN FROM THE DEAD…”

TODAY, THE LOVELY AND POWERFUL LORD JESUS, is no longer in a manger as a baby, nor is He a carpenter, nor is He hanging on a cross but He is ALIVE and the WORD of God testifies concerning JESUS who 
1. –  CAME to SAVE you from your sins,
2. –  CAME to SET you FREE 

3. -REVEAL the Father to you
4. –  CAME to DESTROY the works of the devil,
5. –  CAME to give you ABUNDANT LIFE,
6 .-  CAME to BRING you to GOD.

Don’t Forget The Son!