19
Dec
15

CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS: REDEMPTION

And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.Matthew 1:21
What a message Mary received! The angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced that she was carrying the Messiah in her womb! Part of the instructions that she was given was that she was to call him Jesus, because Jesus means “savior.”
That the creator of the universe, who saw His creation turn its back on Him, would subject Himself to human limitations such as hunger, pain, and exhaustion so that He could be put to death for that creation’s own good is more than one could imagine. Yet, He did it, willingly and without a moment’s hesitation.
The sin of mankind required that if he was to have a relationship with God, blood had to be spilled. God would have been perfectly just to not make such a provision, but He refused to say no to a world that was lost and in desperate need of a Savior, who would shed His blood, once and for all, for the redemption of mankind.
Thanks be to God for the willingness of the Son to have the Father put Him to death, so that we could be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb!

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