30. Savior - Luke 2:11; 2 Timothy 1:9-10
30. Savior – “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” 2 Timothy 1:9-10
SAVED! Oh what a word. What a feeling. At just the right moment he saved us from destruction.
It reminds me of the old silent films where the beautiful woman is tied to the railroad tracks or some other horrible gruesome way to die. The villain laughs and twist his mustache. He tricked her into signing the deed and with her death he gets her property and all she owns. The hero, in his white hat, jumps off his white stead and saves the lady at the last minute. The villain mutters, "Rats, Foiled again!" I don't have to imagine the gratitude that the lady has for her hero. She gives him a big kiss and thanks him.
The villain is Satan. His railroad tracks are temptation and sin. The train is death... Hell. We are the victim but not an innocent victim for we have willingly sinned... we signed the deed with our desires and selfishness. Jesus is the hero in the white hat who swoops in to save us.
Jesus came to save us from our sins. His very name, Jesus, literally means "salvation". He saves us and calls us to a holy life of purpose... his purpose.
I praise God for my Hero, my Savior, Jesus Christ. May God bless you as you express your gratitude today to this hero for your salvation.
PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear Lord of All; I praise you for my hero, Jesus, Christ. I know that my sins have signed the deed to my destruction. But you have sent your Son, Jesus, to die for me. OH WHAT A FEELING! I AM SAVED! I want to show my gratitude to you. Help me to life for you each day. In the name of Jesus I pray, AMEN!