The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

God comes to save. This is cause to praise and thank God. Each generation that lives on the earth needs saving. To save is to rescue, and our Lord is the God of intervention and rescue. What were the circumstances when you began to follow Jesus? How has your relationship with Jesus changed and challenged you?

We did a large crusade in Central America a few years ago, where thousands of people filled the stadium to hear about Jesus. There the people had an opportunity to place their faith in Jesus, and many responded through the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Seeing God at work in so many hearts was a fantastic sight.

Isaiah was a great prophet and man of faith in the Old Testament who wrote about God coming to save. Isaiah 12:See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. [1] As Isaiah reflected on what God had done, he worshipped the Lord by offering praise. Isaiah knew only God can save for we can’t save ourselves.

Jesus Means the Lord Saves

Jesus’ name reflects what He would do for humankind. The Greek name Jesus is a translation of the Hebrew word Joshua which means Savior. It is the same name as Joshua in the Old Testament. Our Savior received this name because He saves His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21) Joseph and Mary named their son Jesus not because they knew what He would do but because an angel instructed them.

When we think about Jesus coming to save us, this action begins with Him. Saving is what He is doing, and we are the recipient of His act of mercy. As people, we are incapable of saving ourselves, and the work of the Holy Spirit draws us to faith. Our part is to receive the gift the Lord has extended to us. Yes, some people refuse to accept the gift of salvation and miss the opportunity to be saved.

Making Room for Jesus

Placing your faith in Jesus is something someone else can’t do for you. Jesus asks you to surrender and follow Him to receive forgiveness. For people all over the world, the question is, what will you do with the Good News of Jesus? The Good News is that Jesus came to this earth and died for our sins to call us to faith and forgiveness.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. [2] Even the most sinful people in the world have an opportunity to come to Jesus and be forgiven! This speaks volumes of the Lord’s grace that He wants everyone to be saved, including you.

To learn more about how God comes to save, listen here:

[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Is 12:2). Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Lk 19:10). Tyndale House Publishers.

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