It’s here, it’s finally here. Christmas has come. I woke to find snow covering the ground, the animals were still huddled together in the beds for warmth in the stillness of the dawn. It was peaceful, gentle, and magical.
As I went to church this morning I was expectant of the music and the message. While the story is old and familiar, the impact and truth is as fresh as the snow on my lawn.
Jesus came to us, for us, because He loves us. When we look at Christmas and see it for what it really is, a search and rescue story. If we are honest about ourselves, we come to see and admit our foolishness and failure to ever become “good” on our own. We just don’t have it in us.
Enter Jesus. A baby born in an obscure place, to a young mother and a father who is not genetically related, but is emotionally invested. He is born both fully baby and fully King. Through Jesus’ love and death on the Cross in our place, we find a rescuer— THE Rescuer. Jesus said that He cane to, ” Seek and save the lost,” -(Luke 19:10).
We cannot receive healing, hope, mercy, forgiveness, the ability to forgive others, without Jesus. When we accept our own failure and then ask Jesus to come into our lives and inside our hearts- we are choosing to be rescued.
As the band, Rend Collective, so clearly states, He’s our rescuer, we are free from sin forever more. May we call out this Christmas to be rescued and saved and begin a new life with Jesus at our sides.
Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family.