“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:10-11 NASB
“Born for you”. Christ the Lord was born for you. A Savior for you, and me, and all who would believe that He is Immanuel – God with us! Why a savior? Who needs a savior? Have you ever lied (even a white lie), cheated, stolen anything, had sex outside of marriage, lived a life of endless partying with drugs and alcohol? Have you lived an absolutely perfect, honest, completely honorable life with no mistakes whatsoever? If your answers are “yes” to the first question and “no” to the second, then you are a sinner in need of a savior.
Truth is, we are ALL sinners in need of The Savior. The Bible tells us that there is only one way to the Father, one way to eternity in His Presence and that is through believing in and following The Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” -John 14:6 NASB.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. . . So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.” -John 10:1-2, 7 NASB
He was born for us! Just like breaking the law has consequences in man’s economy, sin has a major consequence in God’s economy – death for all eternity. Jesus was born to take our punishment for us and conquer over death and the grave. In Him we are free from having to pay that consequence! If that’s not good news, I don’t know what is!
The world was promised a Savior. That Savior was born to us that first Christmas. The angels brought good news of great joy that night and gave us reason to celebrate throughout time! Remember that Immanuel has come and rejoice!
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Wishing you a joyous Christmas!