“…you shall call his name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21
Birth announcements are a wonderful way to celebrate the excitement of a brand new life.
But did you know that when Jesus Christ was born, God sent the ultimate birth announcement—straight from heaven—to announce the birth of His Son Jesus?
What did this heavenly birth announcement look like? It was a host of angels filling the sky as they proclaimed,
“Today in the city of David has been born for you a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
“But why do we need a Savior?” you might ask.
God’s Word spells it out. We desperately need a Savior because all of us have sinned. Big, small, it doesn’t matter. Our sin has separated us from God. If we die separated from Him, that means eternal separation from Him in hell – and that’s bad news.
That’s where Christmas comes in. Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus Christ who came to pay the penalty for our sins, to offer us complete forgiveness, and restore that right relationship with our Heavenly Father, God.
For those who believe and put their trust in Him, Jesus saves us from our sin and ultimately, hell — and that’s pretty important.
So as you rush around wrapping gifts or planning your annual Christmas party, remember why Jesus was born. Remember the heavenly birth announcement that let the world know the significance of that baby born in Bethlehem, who would grow up to become a Savior for you and me.