The First Day of Christmas

Luke 2:11

‘Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.’ (Luke 2:11)

Roughly 2,000 years ago, in a small town called Bethlehem, less than 10 kilometres from Jerusalem, a baby was born who would change history forever. He is described here as Saviour, Messiah, and Lord.

His birth was part of the greatest rescue mission the world has ever seen. He came to save us from God’s condemnation for our sin, to remove our burden of guilt and shame, and to restore us to a loving relationship with the God who made us.

He is God’s king, or Messiah, who rules over God’s kingdom. He invites us to join his kingdom by trusting him with our lives. He loves us more than we can dream, and knows us better than we know ourselves. If we will listen to him, he will lead us in God’s ways, which are full of goodness and blessing.

Amazingly, this tiny baby is God in person. He became one of us so that we might know him personally as Lord. He is God  ‘in the flesh’ and deserves our worship and praise.