This world is a rough place. Even at this time of year when we proclaim peace and joy, many also are experiencing anxiety and fear. It’s exhausting and whether we realize it or not, we are needing a Christmas Hero.
A hero comes to the rescue. He comes to save people in danger, preserve those who are threatened by harm, and protect his people from the troubles that surround them. That’s what heroes do! That’s what saviors do. That’s what Jesus came to do for us.
Do not be afraid because God has sent a Savior to us — Jesus Christ the Lord. He is the One who will:
- Never leave us or forsake us.
- Supply all our needs according to his riches in glory.
- Add to us all the things we need as we seek him and his Kingdom.
I think it’s easy to forget. We can get caught up with the Christmas that is about gifts under a tree and a spirit of good cheer, with Christmas dinner and family around the table. But as good as all that may be, it isn’t nearly as good as the Real Christmas.
The Real Christmas message is this: God has sent a Savior for you. To save you from your sins and to help you in this life — to lift your burden and ease your fears. That’s it! A Savior who is Christ the Lord — God himself!
The world is gripped by fear. But fear’s hold has been broken in those of us who believe the angel’s words: “Fear not … for a Savior is born to you — Christ the Lord!”
Wishing you faith for today,