Day 25 | The Birth of Jesus
Luke 2 & 2 Corinthians 8:9
Have you ever wondered why Jesus is called “Jesus”? The name Jesus is a translation of the Hebrew word “Joshua.” The meaning of the name Joshua is “Jehovah is salvation.” Jehovah is the Hebrew name given to God, so Joshua means “God is salvation.” Therefore, the name Jesus means “God saves.” The reason the angel of the Lord told Joseph to name his son Jesus is to make a statement. Any time someone called Jesus or anytime someone said His name, it was and is a reminder that God saves His people from their sin.
Jesus was born in a manger, which was a feeding trough for animals. His birth symbolizes the type of Savior He is and it reminds us that Jesus came into our mess. Maybe we think that we need to clean ourselves up before we come to Jesus, but Jesus’ birth teaches us the opposite. His birth teaches us that God comes to us while we are still dirty and He is the one who cleans us up.
This Christmas, as we remember Jesus’ birth, let us also remember that we have hope. Our hope is not in ourselves, family, or friends, but our hope is in the Creator of heaven and earth, who took the form of a baby, entered our mess, and brought us back into relationship with God.
Memory Verse | John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
What does the name Jesus mean?
Where was Jesus born?
How does God save us from our sins?
God, Thank you for Jesus. Thank you that He was born and thank you that every time we say His name we are reminded that you save us from our sin.