As I think about Christmas, I wonder the emotions in Heaven on that first Christmas day.
The angels rejoiced on Earth as they shared the great news that a Savior had been born.
But how did God feel, knowing that He was sending His Son with the sole purpose of a sacrifice for our sin. God knew that His full wrath would be poured upon His only Son, so that we could be forgiven. God knew the entire plan from the manger to the cross.
Was God rejoicing on that first Christmas day because of His amazing love for us? Was God saddened by what awaited His Son?
“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16 (AMP)
Take time this Christmas to appreciate the ultimate gift — the gift of God's dear Son.