Words from the Heart for Tuesday December 12th, 2017
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.
Luke 1:31 (NKJV)
You Shall Call His Name Jesus
The people of the Lord had long ago heard the promise of a Saviour. Now the name of the Saviour was announced! The very name “Jesus” means to save. Our greatest need is for a Saviour. We are lost without Him. When did you first realize you were a sinner? If you have never asked Him to be your Saviour, you can do that today. Ask Him to take away your sins.
You may be surprised to learn that at the February 1867 conference held in London to determine the form of confederation that would unite the Province of Canada (now Ontario and Quebec) the Province of New Brunswick and the Province of Nova Scotia, it was a delegate from either Nova Scotia or New Brunswick who proposed the name Canada. The other delegates unanimously accepted it. There appears to have been little discussion, although other names were suggested.
The Advent season is a time for the annual retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. God’s plan to redeem the world has reached the point where the arrival of the Messiah, the promised One, has come. Luke 1:31 records the words of an angel to a godly young woman named Mary. Luke writes, “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.” Every detail of God’s plan to step into the world he created is now ready to be revealed. A miraculous conception, a virgin’s womb, and a baby boy would be born. Even his name had been determined beforehand. Jesus. The name that is above all names. In Hebrew, it is Yeshua, which means “God saves.” That was the purpose for his coming – to redeem that which had been stolen from the Creator by sin. To be the Saviour of any and all who would repent and trust Jesus to do for them what his name promises. Jesus would go on to fulfill his mission through his death and resurrection. He wants to be your Saviour and Lord. Invite him to be.
These have been words from the heart.