by Pastor Ken
“For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
This verse is a brief summary of the Good News of the gospel. It tells us of the birth of Jesus, a Savior who is Christ the Lord.
Jesus was born “this day.” It was the right time (Galatians 4:4): the beginning of Messianic salvation. He was born “in the city of David,” Bethlehem, the place prophesied for the Messiah’s birth (Micah 5:2).
His name, “Jesus,” indicates why He was born. The name means to “save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). He is our Savior. Though clothed no longer with the glory of heaven, but in “in strips of cloth” (Luke 2:12), the child of Mary was nonetheless “Christ the Lord.”
“Christ” comes from the Hebrew “Messiah” which means “Anointed One.” Old Testament leaders, such as kings, were anointed to indicate their selection and empowerment by God (1 Samuel 2:10; 16:13; Psalm 2:2). Let us praise Jesus Christ who is the “King of kings, and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16).
Thank You for being with me now as my Savior, Messiah, Christ the Lord.
Thank You for Your abundant blessings.
In Your presence, I feel secure.
I have peace in my heart.
Lead me to live the best life you have planned specifically for me.
Please give real Christmas joy to my family and friends all around the world. In Your Name, I pray, Amen.