19. Wrapped with Salvation

Jesus was not only wrapped in swaddling clothes, He was wrapped with the message of Salvation.

Gabriel told Mary, “Call His name JESUS (Luke 1:31).”  Jesus means Jehovah is salvation, or savior.  Later her praise was,  And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior (Luke 1:47).

Zacharias prophesied about Jesus Luke 1: 68 “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, 69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David,…

And he  prophesied about his baby son, John (later called John the Baptist), the one who would go before Jesus to prepare His way.    He foretold his mission and ours, “To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, 78 Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; 79 To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1: 77-79).”

The angel informed Joseph in his dream,  “You shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins (Matthew 1: 21).”

And the announcement to the shepherds in Luke 2: 11 was, “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

Jesus was born to be the Savior of the world!  Jesus came wrapped in salvation, so He could wrap us with His saving power, when we believe and obey Him!

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