And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call Him Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins. Matthew 2:21
To save me from what?!!! That’s was my respond when I first heard of the gospel, the good news of Christ. I was like a dying man with incurable disease who have no clue of his condition. The gospel of Christ Jesus didn’t sound to my ears like good news, rather bad news , at best it meant nothing to me. Oh! what great news it is when we come in the realization of our sinful, dying and helpless condition.
I bring you good news of great joy…for there is born to you…a Savior who is Christ the Lord. Luke: 2: 10-11
How awesome is the announcement that in Bethlehem the Savior is born! Now as the years go by, it gets better better as I come to a greater understanding of not only from what He came to saved me…
Behold the virgin shall be with child and bear a Son , and they shall call His name Emmanuel which is translated “God with us”. Matthew 1:23
…but that His main purpose is to be with me! He wants to be with me?!!! and in order to be with me He became a man paying with His own blood for my sins?!!! This is the greatest news of the greatest joy!
when they saw the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, the saw the young Child with Mary His mother and fell down and worshiped Him. Matthew 2:10-11
I just want to be with Him! He is all I want! When I see that He wants to be with me and He did all that is necessary for that purpose, I rejoice with exceedingly great joy and I fall down in adoration at the feet of my sweet Savior in deep worship!
I celebrate Christmas/the gospel/Jesus my Savior, the Savior of the world!