Merry Christmas!! The long awaited day has arrived both children and adults anticipate this day’s arrival all year long for many reasons. Children are wide eyed about the gifts and adults the joyful looks on their children’s faces. That first Christmas the Christ child was welcomed to earth by Mary, Joseph, the animals in the stable and praising shepherds. Both Joseph and Mary were told to name their child Jesus. Jesus was the name of hope for the coming Messiah, the long awaited savior. The angel told Joseph “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 I’m sure they gazed on their child with hope and great desire knowing that God’s promised the Messiah had finally arrived and would bring salvation to their people. God’s intent was that salvation would be for all the world and would reach far beyond that humble stable. Do you know the salvation that Jesus brought? God’s desire is that all should know and receive the gift of salvation that Jesus brought.
Today as you praise God and thank Him for the salvation He sent in Jesus, remember: Acts 4:12 “And there is Salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 “For God has not destined us for wrath , but to obtains salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us sot hat whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build on another up, just as you are doing.” Jesus brought the hope of salvation from sin to mankind. He is our hope and Savior. Greet Him with joy and thanksgiving this Christmas.
Joyful in the Savior,