The Birth of a Saviour
By: Seth Gogo Egoeh
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to remember the faithfulness of God concerning His Word. Right in Genesis 3:15, God said, “And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed [Jesus]; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel”, (Emphasis mine). This is why Jesus had to be borne by Mary, who availed herself to be used by God.
In fact, God could have come to us in the form of an angel and preach the message of salvation, but because of this very promise in Genesis, God had to enter into a world He created and through His own creation – a woman. There are more than 300 passages in the Old Testament starting from Genesis through Psalms to Malachi that were fulfilled when Jesus was born and died through Crucifixion. The virgin birth of Jesus is the second greatest wonder of God after creation.
Christmas isn’t about Santa Claus, Mary or the angels; neither is it about any human gift. It is about God’s gift to humankind in the form of His Son, Jesus. As much us sharing and getting together as families is good during Christmas, it is of no use, if the main reason, which is Jesus, is eliminated from the equation. A man or woman who celebrates Christmas but does not have Jesus as their Personal Lord and Saviour is doing him/herself a great disservice.
God does not change His mind and what He says is what He will do (Malachi 3:6). God told us in His word that salvation comes only through Jesus, (Acts 4:12). Christmas is the time to reflect and ask ourselves if we have really made Jesus our Personal Lord and Saviour. The message of salvation is simple: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”, (Acts 2:38). There are no two ways about salvation; there is only one way and that is Jesus. It is my prayer that those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Personal Master will do so during this Christmas.