Thursday, December 17, 2009

Can HE be the Savior?

The incarnation of Jesus—the one called Immanuel, “God with Us”—distinguishes Christianity from all other religions. The birth of Jesus marks the start of a different relationship between God and man. In most other religions God is God and man is man but in Christianity God becomes man to save man. No other God is like that in the entire world.

Can such a God really be our Savior? That still question loams before our world more than 2000 years after the birth of Christ. Christmas brings Christ into focus for even unbelievers and those of other religions. Can HE be the Savior? Can HE be your Savior?

A popular Christmas hymn, Gentle Mary Laid Her Child, begins with the same question, “Gently Mary laid her child lowly in a manger; There he lay, the Undefiled, to the world a stranger. Such a babe in such a place, can He be the Savior? Ask the saved of all the race who have found his favor.”

Christ is still a stranger to the majority of our world. Once again this Christmas people from every nation, every ethnic group, and every culture are waiting for an answer from those who have found his favor. The answer is plain; the answer is simple—Yes! Yes, Christ can be your savior!

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