Sunday, 25 December 2016

A Saviour

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2.11

Incarnation Day – the day when we choose to celebrate God coming to Earth as a man in the form of a servant for us, to redeem His people from their sin – Immanuel, God with us.

God came to our world as Saviour. Christ the Lord came to save us from our sin. Without the incarnate Christ man would still be captive to his sin and without hope for eternity.

Christians all over the world will have a good time today with Santa and trees and gifts and decorations. Families will gather together to exchange gifts and have spend time together. There is nothing wrong with all that and I hope those of us who have the opportunity will be grateful for those opportunities.

But let us not forget that ‘unto us is born this day…a Saviour.’ We celebrate all the fun. We celebrate family. We celebrate friends. Let’s not forget to celebrate our Saviour.

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven above
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born
Christ the Saviour is born

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