Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Here’s another remind for you ~ It’s all about Jesus.
And how can we dare say it’s about anything or anyone else? I mean…he will save his people from their sins. There you have it. It’s pretty straight forward. Forgiveness of sins…which means everlasting life.
Wow…that’s pretty awesome.
When Zechariah was met by the angel Gabriel and told of the wonderful news that he and his wife, Elizabeth (who was well beyond normal child-bearing years), was going to have a child, Zechariah was hesitant.
“Give me proof.”
The angel was a little miffed and said that he stands in the presence of God and shouldn’t have to give Zechariah proof. Therefore Zechariah is struck silent until their baby (John the Baptist) was born. Then Zechariah sang the praises of God. Better late than never, but either way, God came through because our awesome and grace-filled God is faithful.
“he (Jesus) will save his people from their sins.”
You want proof? Look to the cross:
Jesus DID save his people from their sins.
There you have it ~ It’s all about Jesus. Praise be to God!
The pastor -|—