The story of the birth of Jesus is an incredible story. It’s more than a story about Joseph and Mary, the manger, the Wise Men, shepherds, angels, and a star. It’s about hope, redemption, and promises. Why promises? The promise of redemption was made to Abraham (Gen 12:3).
Mary refers to the promise in Luke 1:54-55, He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.
The promise was fulfilled with the birth of Jesus. God sent his Son… For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for a broken world. The birth of Jesus was a guarantee of other promises.
He will never leave us… (Heb. 13:5). He is coming again! God keeps his promises.
Loren Vawser, elder