My workplace got super organised for their Christmas Party this year. The invitation went out at the beginning of November.
When I saw it come through I almost laughed out loud. But when I thought about it a little further, it started to make sense.
The organisation I work for really values the time all the staff spend together. There are not many opportunities for us all to be in the same room at the same time, so when an all-staff event is planned they want to make sure they organise it well, so that everyone can be together.
When something is important, it is worth planning for. God felt the same way about the world.
He saw each person on the earth and decided we were all so important to Him that He planned for us to receive love and grace whenever we needed it.
Sending Jesus to earth was not a spur of the moment decision, it was something God planned so that everyone could connect with Him.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.