“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
I love that language behind this passage. Jesus came to rescue his people FROM sin. Sin therefore being the subject in which we need rescuing from. Jesus doesn’t simply buy us a ticket into heaven but he rescues us from a wretched life that we previously lived. The angel in one sentence summarises the purpose of Jesus’ mission but how often do we forget what we are being rescued from in the first place?
I need to remind myself that Jesus not only saved me from the depth of hell but also saved me from sin in this life time. Knowing this, how could I possibly turn back to sin?
God continue to convict me of sin. May I repent daily and still need your daily grace. Have mercy on me and see me as pure. In the name of Jesus, Amen.