God spoke to many at birth of His Son – Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Shepherds, Simeon, Anna, wise men of the East. He used different mediums and gave each different instructions, but there was one resounding message He gave to all. Funny thing is, you don’t find this message on many cards. You don’t see this word written on banners, you don’t hear people chat about it during carols programs telecast across the nation.
But God talked about it.
Matthew 1:21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Luke 2:10-11 But the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!
Luke 2:30-32 “I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!”
People say the season (not even Christmas) is about giving, loving, sharing, caring, hope, joy, believing – anything but salvation. God’s message to the world at Christmas was the message of salvation. A saviour has been born.
The hero of Christmas isn’t going to come down the chimney. The hero is Jesus. He is your salvation.
My prayer for you this Christmas is that your eyes see the magnificence of your salvation. I pray you desperately seek Him and behold His saving grace. May you find yourself captivated by the Christ-child, the one who even as a babe, held salvation for all the world. And may you experience fresh revelation of the power of your salvation – the power of Jesus Christ.
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