Jehovah Saves

by Kathleen Huebener in Inspiration


Another name of God is Jesus, which means “Jehovah Saves.”


In the first chapter of Matthew, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph, saying, “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary, thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son,
And thou shalt call his name JESUS:
For he shall save his people from their sins.”


Imagine being in the fields of Bethlehem, the city of David, amidst flocks of sheep on that special night when Christ was born. The air is still, except for an occasional bleating by the sheep settling down for the night. In the sky above, the largest star ever known shines. We settle down in the dark to guard the sheep.


Suddenly we are surrounded by the brightest of lights. Blinded but for a moment, we struggle to see. Fear grips our hearts. Then we hear a majestic voice of the angel of the LORD saying to us:   

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 Savior,

Which is Christ the Lord.


And this shall be a sign unto you;

Ye shall find the babe

Wrapped in swaddling clothes,

 Lying in a manger. “

Suddenly a multitude of heavenly host joins this angel of the LORD in the sky. The firmament is filled with joy and praises to God:


“Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace,

Good will toward men.”


Time stands still, with us surrounded by the light of God and songs of praise to Him for His great gift to mankind. Our hearts leap with unspeakable joy! 


Then, as suddenly as it appeared, the light is gone. We are left in the dark. Yet every fiber of our being still reverberates with the message that has been given to us. It is as if every nerve in our body is shouting, “Hallelujah!”  

Now is the time for us to act.


Do we go to the Savior, accept Him as our LORD, and worship Him?

Or do we passively let this opportunity go by, having been thoroughly entertained by the light show and angelic concert?


The same choices are being offered to us today. Like the angelic host, the Scriptures so clearly and so lovingly proclaim a most blessed message,


“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,

but have everlasting life.”

John 3: 16


You choose. However, your choice cannot be superficial.


For Matthew 15:7-9 states “Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, ‘This people draw nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”



God of truth wants all of you, because He gave all of Himself for you.


You choose. It is all or nothing.


O Come let us adore Him.

He is Christ the LORD.        


Merry Christmas.