People suggest, even demand, that Jesus is only one of many possible ways to God. The uniqueness of Jesus' birth disallows such conclusions. In the Christ-child, God was declaring to us that there is no other way. There is no amount of good work and no degree of managing our evil desires that will provide the forgiveness of sins we so desperately need.
Our hearts long and cry out for the forgiveness we need. Still, we want to believe that we can provide our own forgiveness. We want to forge our own path based on our personal belief systems that are dictated by our own rules.
Our redemption can only come through Christ's sinless birth, life, death, and resurrection.
Sin prevents us from wanting to embrace the Truth that Jesus is the only plan for humanity's salvation. Christmas points to the unique Truth that our redemption can only come through Christ's sinless birth, life, death, and resurrection. If there were another way, there would be no Christmas. Jesus would not have had to leave His Father's side in glory for the womb of a virgin if there had been any other way.
As you reflect on the Christmas story, ask God to give you a fresh perspective on this miraculous expression of God's love and provision to the world. God's redemptive purposes are revealed in every detail, down to the young girl that carried our Savior in her womb.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the salvation we have that is offered only through Your Son. Thank You for making a way for our redemption. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'" (John 14:6).
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