He Will Save His People

Dec 22, 2020

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.  – Matthew 1:21

We try to ignore it.  We try to downplay it.  We try to run from it.  We try to overcome it.  But no matter what we do, it is an exercise in futility, because it doesn’t change reality.  This world is undeniably broken.   From bullying to human trafficking, from idolatry to adultery, from back-stabbers to glory-robbers, from cancer to consumerism, from shattered dreams to battered women, from addictions to frustrations, from self-centeredness to unkindness, there is a never-ending, ever-increasing list of horrors and heartaches and hurts that we have created in our open rebellion against God and each other.  Our world is the inevitable ruin that comes when every person does what is right in their own eyes and chooses to do what feels good over what God says is good.   Look inside your heart and outside your window; you know it is true.  Any honest survey of our societal landscape would show that we are in trouble.  Oh, that this would create a loathing in us for our sin and a longing in us for our Savior! We need a Hero to save the day.  We need a Liberator to set us free.  We need a Healer to make us whole.  We need a Satisfier to make us content.  We need a Ruler to reign over us for good.  We need an Intercessor to stay the hand of God’s wrath. We need a Savior to save us from our sins.  We.  Need.  Jesus.  That’s why He came, to be all of these things for us and to be there for us as we await the day He comes again.  Until then, turn to Him for hope and help when you’re not alright and when things are not okay.  He will give you all that you need for all that you face so you can endure with joy until the glorious day comes when He fully relieves our burdens, rights all wrongs and reigns forevermore.

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