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Do You Know What I Know? - December 2018

Before God can accomplish His work in us, He must quiet our fears

I Know I Need a Savior!
Born to You

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:7-14

Key Verse: Luke 2:11

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

The first thing the angels had to say to the shepherds was: “Do not be afraid.” Before they could get the wonderful news through to them, they had to quiet their fears. I think that is often the case with us: Before God can accomplish His work in us, He must quiet our fears. The angels told the shepherds that they had good news, not bad. When God comes to you and me, we need to realize it’s good news, never bad! Even His “corrective” or “rebuking” words are truly good news for us who want to live eternally with Him!

I noted three powerful words as I read this wonderful story of the announcement to the shepherds: “born to you.” Note how personal the announcement is. It did not stop with “a Savior has been born.” It added “to you.” I’ve said many times, our world didn’t need another religion, it needed a personal Savior. There never has been a religion that could provide a personal Savior as Jesus was and is; One who could teach with unusual power, instructing in righteousness; One who could heal the blind and diseased as Jesus did. And, all importantly, One who conquered death when He was resurrected after three days in the grave, showing Himself to more than 500 witnesses.

A Savior has been born to you! You and I can have a personal encounter with God, through Jesus Christ. Jesus came to make that possible. Don’t simply go through the motions of religious rituals; get to know God on an intimate level. God wanted that so much He sent Jesus to you!

Father, thank you for knowing me by name! Thank you for bringing me into your family and the fellowship it provides. I give you my life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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