For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 6:9
What a beautiful truth to consider during this Christmas season. Jesus came to this world for sinful men like me. He came to this sin-sick earth for you. He came for us! Unto us, Christ was born 2000 years ago. Unto us God’s Son was given! Unto us the Savior entered human history and embarked on His mission to “seek and save that which was lost!” With all the selfish materialism and consumerism of today’s society, one personal note is often overlooked: Jesus came to this world for us! Romans 5:8 tells us the purpose in Jesus coming to this earth: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” We can praise God that He loved us in spite of our sin. Jesus demonstrated God’s love by coming to earth, living, dying, and then living again – all for us! Unto us, God gave His Son Jesus! Beloved John 3:16 reminds us of this love for us: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” No-one is outside of the “unto us.” He came for the whole world, yet some reject His gift of salvation. Praise the Lord that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved!” You can receive the gift of salvation by faith today! With all the “goings on” at this time of year, with every exchange of gifts, remember the whole reason behind it: Unto us, Jesus came, bearing the gift of salvation, so we could be saved.