Our mandate is not to help the poor, feed the hungry, love our neighbor as ourselves’ that’s our commandment. Our mandate is to make disciples.
The love of God shown in the Christmas story is the love of the One who showed the full extent of His love – He came as a servant to “wash our feet” with salvation.
The prodigal son story shows God’s amazing grace and His joy and ours in the celebration they have when the prodigal is forgiven and restored.
Jesus brings peace to the storm and peace to the soul. He gives us peace with God leading to peace of God.
True faith leads to an unshakable hope that God and Christ will do just as they said they would do; even when there is no other evidence!