Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, I have a Savior. A savior is by definition is one who saves. Jesus saved me from sin. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Jesus saved me so I could know God personally. Psalm 91:14-16 describes this relationship with God and what God will do because I love and trust in Jesus. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
One of my favorite passages that explains how and why Jesus is my Savior is Titus 3:4-7. Titus was a young convert of Paul and did missionary work with him after his imprisonment in Rome. They went to Crete together to spread the word about Jesus. In his letter to Titus, Paul explains the truth about Jesus, His gracious mercy in coming, His cleansing and renewing of our lives with His Holy Spirit and His marvelous grace.
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Truly, there is no Savior other than our Lord Jesus. Let us join Mary today in saying, “and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,” Luke 1:47
Suggestion: We know Jesus saved us from sin but what did He save you to? Think of at least 5 things that you can do now because you are saved by Jesus and have a relationship with God. (Hint- I can pray and know He will answer, I can ….) When you finish your list- offer it up to God with Praise and Thanksgiving in Jesus’ Name.