Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20  (day six)

For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones! Luke 3:8b

Indeed he did! And for that I am eternally grateful! God’s mercy and grace through Jesus cascaded on stones from which new life sprung. Yours and mine! The Gospel message has been pouring over stones from the empty tomb to the ends of the earth. We rejoice! For once we were children of wrath (stones), but now we are called children of God!

For God so loved the world that the sent his only son so that whoever believes in him should not die, but have everlasting life…even stones. Now that’s Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “Stones”

  1. This is a promise from God that we can trust and return to God through repentance, “whoever believes in him should not die, but have everlasting life.”

    God spoke of making children of Abraham from stones! This saying has a spiritual significance! I noted two things: 1) stones are symbolic of God’s word, his revelations, and his promises; 2) Abraham was a dead, pagan “stone”; yet, God raised him to sonship by faith.

    Nothing is impossible with God. If God could raise Abraham, a dead, pagan “stone” to a sonship, He surely can raise anyone to sonship or to become a child of God, including stones, if He wants to and the only requirement for us is faith in Christ! What is symbolic of “stones” to you? What do “stones” represent in terms of spiritual significance?

    His promise, “whoever believes in him should not die, but have everlasting life.” should resonate with everyone. Merry Christmas!

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