“This is a faithful saying … that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” (1 Timothy 1:15)
Though the date and year of Christ’s birth may be in dispute, what is indisputable is the fact that He came. God’s plan of salvation for sinners was not kept under lock and key in heaven. It is available and attainable to all. God acted in selfless love in sending His Son into the World. This was no hasty, spur of the moment plan to patch things up. This was His salvation planned from before the foundation of the world and gradually revealed to the human race through various prophets that He had chosen to be His messengers. Listen to some of them :- “a virgin shall conceive and shall call His name Immanuel” and “unto us a child is born, a son is given” (Isaiah 7:14 & 9:6); and “You Bethlehem … out of you shall come forth unto Me, one that shall be a ruler in Israel.” (Micah 5;2). These were things that angels desired to look into. Some may say, “Why did it take so long?” In answer, rejoice that He ever came at all. We did not instigate His coming; we did not even invite Him. It was entirely and totally initiated by God. It was all done by Him from His great heart of love and grace; and all for the purpose to save. What greater thoughts to occupy the human mind than these?
PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that you came down to earth, down to our level, to lift us up.”