Have you ever seen one of these superhero movies in which they have to save the whole world from evil people? Did you know that there is someone who indeed saved the whole world? His weapon was love, his sacrifice was he himself und the effect of what he did will last for eternity. Everything began with a little baby born in a stable in Bethlehem.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Jesus was born as baby in a stable. But he was not just a baby, he would grow up and save the whole world later on. Jesus was born to save. That’s what Christmas is really about: The saviour of the world was born! God has made humanity the greatest, most precious and unique gift ever: His beloved son! Jesus did not need to come, for he was blessed in heaven. There, he was loved, respected and honored. But he knew, only he could save humanity.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3,16
You are so deeply loved, that God gave his beloved son for you. You are so deeply loved, that Jesus voluntarily sacrificed his own life for you, so that you can be free forever.
I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. Isaiah 43,11
Jesus claims the title Saviour for himself, he even says apart from him there is no saviour. Do you know what this means? He wants to be your savior in every situation. Whatever it is, you need saving from, Jesus wants to save you. He was born to save you. First and foremost he wants to save you for eternity. All humans have sinned, and no one is able to keep the law. That’s why we need a savior. Someone who can free us from all sin and cloth us with righteousness so that we can stand freely before God. This someone is Jesus. Let him save you by praying a simple prayer: “Jesus, thank you for being born to save me. I believe, that you carried all my sins on the cross and cleansed me through your blood. You died for me and rose again so that I can live. Come into my heart and be my saviour. Amen.”
You are now a child of God and saved for eternity! But that’s not all yet. As a child of God, you are under God’s favour and entitled to receive all his blessings. This includes Jesus wanting to save you from all kind of situations. No matter if it is sickness, a broken relationship, loneliness, addiction, financial need or a problem at your job, Jesus wants to save you. Stop trying to solve everything on your own and let the saviour do his job. Tell it to Jesus, what bothers you and were you need salvation. And then lean back and look how Jesus changes your situation and saves you.
At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus. He didn’t mind starting his life on earth as a little baby, wrapped in diapers in a manger. But today he is no longer a baby, he is the true God, dead and risen and he lives! He is the true saviour of the world and he wants to be your saviour too. Do you want to be saved by Jesus?