Thursday, December 25, 2014

For Unto You

{Daily Selah}

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11). 

As we gather today to celebrate with family and friends, let's not forget these 2 very important truths... 

The promise God made many years before to send the Messiah, the Savior of the world, was fulfilled one starry night in a manger. There are those who debate the timing of the birth of Christ. While there is some evidence to suggest He was not born on December 25th, the Bible tells us Jesus came at exactly the right time - the Father's appointed time. 

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law (Galatians 4:4). 

But, why did He come?

It is very interesting to note that when the angels announced the Messiah's birth to the shepherds, they didn't say, "Hey, guys! A baby was born tonight." They personalized His entrance into the world, saying, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11). 

Jesus wasn't merely born that night. He was born for us. He came for you and me. Jesus said He came " seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10). 

In other words, He came into this world with one goal in mind. He came looking for you and for me. He came to find us and save us. 

Whatever you might do to celebrate on this very special day, remember that Jesus came and that He came for you and for me. 

For unto you...

{Daily Selah} is a mini-devotional, a pause to ponder about the Lord and how He wants us to live.