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"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

Luke 2:11(ESV)

This! This is the reason Christ took on flesh. This is why He came--to be the Savior of

the world!

I'll never forget my first Christmas as a mom. We were at our church's Christmas Eve service, and I was holding our beautiful six-month-old son in my arms. I remember looking down at him with great love and affection in my heart when suddenly I was overwhelmed by the love of God. As I looked at my baby boy, I realized that God chose to send His child to die a horrible, humiliating death for us.

In His great love, God sent His perfect, blameless Son, Jesus, into the world to pay the price required for our sin. He did that because He loves us and desires a relationship with us. That is incomprehensible to me!

He didn't do that because we deserved His forgiveness. In fact, Scripture reveals that God sent Jesus as the sacrifice for our sins while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:4,5). Sin requires the wrath of the Holy God; that is what we deserve. But in His great love and kindness towards us, the Father sent His Son to take our sin and shame, placing Christ's righteousness onto us in there place. He did that to free us from our sin and the wrath it warrants. Christ came as our Savior.

We don't have the ability to pay back the debt we owe. The Israelites offered sacrifices, but those only provided temporary appeasement for their sin. Our flesh will continue to fail us, and sin will continue to occur, which means we would be stuck in a perpetual loop of sin and sacrifice to fulfill that need.

The world needed a lasting solution. The world needed a Savior. So, the Father sent His only Son to pay the price of our debt. He came not only for His beloved nation, Israel, but also to bring salvation to the gentiles!

Now all humankind can have freedom from sin and look forward to eternity in heaven with Him. That is why Christ came to earth--to be our Savior!

Salvation is free. We only need to believe in the name of Christ Jesus, our Savior, confessing we need salvation through Him.

If you've never professed Christ Jesus as your Savior, will you do that today? If you have any questions, please email us at We would love to speak to you about our Savior!

Today, let's reflect on what the name Savior truly means and praise God for this marvelous gift of love and mercy!

The world needed a Savior. Christ Jesus came to fulfill that need!

This piece was originally published at Joy in Faithful Living in 2020. They have graciously granted us full permission to re-publish the series here, but we would love for you to visit their site and support their ministry, as well! Check out their work at

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