There are a lot of titles that we can rightly give to Jesus. He is the Creator. He is our Defender. He is our Healer. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. But as we read through the record of Christ’s birth, we find that the title used most often of Jesus is “Savior.” As the angels told the shepherds, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)What is the special connection between the birth of Christ and the title “Savior”?
One author put it this way: If our greatest need had been information,God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology,God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money,God would have sent us an economist.If our greatest need had been pleasure,God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.
So many of the characters involved in the Christmas story recognized that Jesus was the Savior. Have you accepted Him as your savior? Many of those who heard the news that a Savior was born immediately told others the good news. Who have you told? As we celebrate the birth of Christ this Christmas, let us not forget to proclaim the good news that Jesus came to save us from our sin.