2015-12-26 - Christmas Salvation
Luke 2:10-12 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you: he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
Today, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The Jews were looking for a political leader to deliver or save them from Roman rule. But God had a different plan, a better plan. When Jesus was born, God was sending His Son as Savior. Jesus, the Messiah (anointed one, deliverer), came to deliver us all from sin and death, to all who will accept Him. God's arrangement was not just for one time. God's action was forever. Jesus still saves us from our sins today.
Have you truly celebrated Christmas? Have you accepted Jesus? Have you asked Him into your life?
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.