Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 21, 2022

The Wondrous Gift Of Salvation

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

The pressure of Christmas is reaching a peak in these few days before December 25th. Time is short. Last-minute shopping is being done; the necessity of wrapping all of those gifts is nagging at us. And in between, we take time to watch iconic Christmas movies. Depending on your generation, it’s not really Christmas without “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Home Alone,” “A Christmas Story,” “Elf,” or “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” You may also be planning to carve out time to enjoy a Christmas party with friends or travel to see relatives for the holiday.

A lot of hullabaloos, isn’t it? Yet at the center of it is a quiet, vulnerable baby in a feeding trough, having given up the glory of heaven to seek and save that which was lost. Did He know in advance that He would temporarily give up the knowledge of why He had come in order to occupy the body of a helpless infant? Surely the knowledge of His divine purpose didn’t occur to Him until He was old enough to understand. Can you imagine the boy’s shock when He realized He was here for a special purpose, unlike like other boys – unlike his brothers, or any of His friends? Can you imagine the shock of realizing He was going to die a painful death to save from sin those who believed on Him? Don’t you know He had to struggle with human emotions before He could accept His Father’s sovereignty in the matter?

We have so much to be grateful for, much more than we can fully grasp until He comes for us again. During the madness of this final week before Christmas, we need to take time to reflect on the wondrous miracle of salvation, and the gift that was given to us, wrapped in swaddling clothes.

“Father, thank you for that incredible gift of salvation, which cost You so much. We ask that You help us quiet our spirits to worship You.”

For His Glory

Cherie Williams   (
TRBC Women’s Life

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