Christmas, Pt. 10

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, Which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11

As we once again enter the Christmas season, I would like to spend the next several days looking at these two verses, which I believe give us the best summary in the entire Bible of just what Christmas is all about.

We are nearing Christmas Day, and today we will look at what might be the most important part of these verses.  It is the simple phrase “…a Saviour.”  That is what Christmas is all about.  Without a Saviour, we would not be celebrating Christmas.  Without a Saviour, we would have nothing at all to celebrate.

The announcement to the shepherds  was one of “good tidings of great joy” because “unto you is born this day… a Saviour.”  Yes, it was a baby being born: just a small baby.  But that baby was the Son of God.  That baby would grow up to live a sinless life and would ultimately go to the cross to die for our sins.  That baby was the Saviour.  I Timothy 4:10 tell us that “we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”

He would heal many people of many diseases.  He would raise people from the dead.  He would comfort those that were hurting.  But His main ministry was that of a Saviour.  When He healed people of a physical problem, He also healed them of their spiritual problem.  He truly did come to “seek and to save that which was lost.”  This Christmas, let us heed the advice of II Peter 3:18: “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  To him be glory both now and for ever.  Amen.”  Amen to that.

3 responses to this post.

  1. As I approach this season I am plastering my way through three funerals. Oh how much I see the need for a savior this season.

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