“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty One who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.”
As we’re in the middle of the Christmas season, I was reminded by a friend of the reasons Jesus came in human flesh to this world:
- to fulfil the Law (Matt 5:17)
- to serve and give His life as a ransom for many (Matt 20:28)
- to call sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32)
- to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10)
- to bring grace and truth (John 1:17)
- to do the will of God who sent Him (John 6:38)
- that we may have life abundant (John 10:10)
- that all who believe would not remain in darkness (John 12:46)
- to save the world (John 12:47)
- to bear witness to the truth (John 18:37)
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." Luke 19:10
As Christmas draws near may we remember that Jesus came to this world as deity veiled in the flesh of an infant, but that infant came to grow up to give His life as a ransom and save the lost. We are celebrating the birth of a Saviour!
The second picture is a prayer that I wrote when I was 9, and the third picture is a song I was writing when I was 18. I had been praying for my dad for as long as I could remember- asking God to soften my dad’s heart, to bring him to repentance, and save his soul. I- and many others- had been praying for so long that it seemed impossible. But this spring, in the midst of great trials of heartache and loss in my family, God in His grace and mercy saved my dad! Though we be great sinners, praise God that He is a great Saviour!
Let us not forget in this season that this Jesus who’s birthday we celebrate came to save His people. And He is m i g h t y to s a v e !