Day 17 - The Promised Saviour Appears: Jesus Christ
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14)
"She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21)
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)
Immanuel means ‘God with us’. That the eternal Son of God would be born as a human baby and come to us is one of the greatest mysteries in all the universe. His name tells us that “he will save his people from their sins.” He will also be our Wonderful Counsellor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace. O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!
Christ’s virgin birth is a miraculous work, something since unrepeated. Only Almighty God could do something as wondrous as that. In that birth, God Himself drew near, came to us, and lived amongst us. While all the religions of the world talk about how we get to God, the Bible says God came down to be with us. Knowing that God’s Son came into the world to be with us and rescue us from eternal condemnation and hell should bring us to our knees in humble gratitude.
What else do we know about Him? In Isaiah, we are told that God sent us a Wonderful Counsellor who leads us in our daily walk, the Mighty God who does battle for us, an Everlasting Father who loves us, and the Prince of Peace who gives us rest even from our troubles. Give thanks for Jesus Christ!
What have you done with Jesus Christ, God’s greatest gift? Reflect on your relationship with Him.
- Are there opportunities today where we can share this good news with others? Like a good meal, or a great experience, we should talk about this with excitement. Pray for those opportunities today.
Our great and gracious God, we thank You for Your plan of salvation and for the appearing of our Saviour. Help me meditate on His coming as a babe in Bethlehem, and Your plan and purpose behind it all. Give me gratitude and overwhelm me with the joy of Your salvation so that I will not hesitate to share it with others. Help me to be bold to seize opportunities in evangelism, and use me as an instrument to share the gospel. I ask this in faith and through our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.
- GBC to adore Jesus Christ in a fresh way.
- Non-believers who have yet to come to know Jesus Christ.
- Someone you’re inviting to attend the Reformation concert to be encouraged by the story of Jesus from all of Scripture.