Christmas Devotional: Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Jaime Costello

Christmas Day, December 25

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16
 
Growing up in church, John 3:16 was a verse that I frequently heard.  I memorized it in Sunday school, recited it in Bible school, and heard it spoken many times in our pastor’s sermons.  However, I don’t think I understood the depth of the love that this verse speaks of until I became a mother.  As a parent, you try to keep your children safe, care for them physically, and love them unconditionally.  My heart is so full of love for my children that I would willingly lay down my own life to protect them.