It was no coincidence: unto us—unto you. We may not have a lot to look forward to in this world. We don’t know what the future holds. BUT we do have a Savior. We have a King. We have a Redeemer. It’s sad for a person to leave this world and miss heaven when we have a Savior. That’s the meaning of Christmas. He is the reason for the season, but heaven looked down to earth and said we are the reason. What we have is because we’re believers in God. No devil can keep you from Jesus if you want him.
Isaiah 9: 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Luke 2: 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
There was a 600 year span between these two utterances. God spoke to Isaiah with the message unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. The people of Israel and those of the world who knew the scriptures would be interested and know that unto us a child is born. It’s not just a prophecy. It’s a statement that was said again 600 years later to shepherds in the field. God sent his angelic host to the hillside. It is the same message we hear today.
As Savior IS born. As son IS given. As far as heaven was concerned, the plan of God for our salvation was a done deal. Before Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden, our salvation was a done deal. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit fully agreed in a marvelous, meticulous plan. There is no time to God as we know time. He was. He is. He is to come. A person born before the cross or 2,000 years later has always had a Savior. Why? Unto us a child is born. I can almost see the angels asking permission to go tell the news. They were filled with joy and wanted earth to know what we had. If we realized what we have, we’d shout for joy! The light of heaven shined. Angels of God spoke—unto you. Every one of us. Each of us here and every one outside these walls. All can receive Jesus.
Jesus was willing to become a child just like us. He was God’s only begotten son. The word conceived is the same as begotten. All who believe have everlasting life. No matter what your life has been, a member of God’s family came to save your soul. It is God’s will for you to be saved. Jesus became human and took our sins. He didn’t deserve that. In time, the manger became empty. Jesus went to the cross; now it is empty. He was buried. The time came for the tomb to be empty. You can’t separate Christmas and Easter. We have a Savior! You can know that.
Have you believed? Have you trusted Jesus? Don’t waste time on folklore and fantasy. You can safely believe in Jesus. As Harvey says we’re all about half. Jesus is still the same. If I live to be 100 and can’t see, can’t talk, or can’t walk I’ll still have Jesus. When we close our eyes as believers our faith will become sight. We’ll see Jesus.
Unto us a child is born. Unto you is born a Savior. That’s settled. Are you settled? Have you turned your heart to him? You can. Open the door to your heart and welcome him in. The future of your eternal destiny depends on what you do with Jesus.