Another name of God is Jesus, which means “Jehovah Saves.”
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:
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,
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!
Now is the time for us to act.
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.