“…you shall call his name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.” - Matthew 1:21


One type of letter we get often in our household is a birth announcement—someone announcing the birth of a new child in their home. It’s a wonderful time of celebration and excitement. But do you know that, when Jesus Christ was born, the ultimate birth announcement—straight from heaven—occurred when God, through His angels, said, “Today in the city of David has been born for you a Savior who is Christ the Lord.”

You may ask, “Why do I need a Savior?”

Well, God’s Word is clear that we need a Savior because all of us sin and, in the process, find ourselves separated from God. If we die separated from Him, that means hell, and that’s bad news. But Christmas is about good news, because Christ came to pay the penalty for our sins so that we could be forgiven and made right with God. For those who believe, He saves us from sin and ultimately, hell—and that’s pretty important.

So as you rush around getting ready for Christmas, remember why He came, and believe it. That’s the key to having a merry Christmas.


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