Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of Righteousness to grow up unto David; and He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. (Jeremiah 33:14-15)
Jesus, after the flesh is the Son of Man; a son of Adam, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; of the Tribe of Judah, and of the royal line of David; and yet He is also the Son of GOD who is Lord of ALL. He is called the Branch of Righteousness for He is without sIn, and only He could effectively offer Himself in our place. We are all guilty of sIn against a Holy and Righteous GOD who demands punishment for sIn. GOD's plan has always been to send His Son to be the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
But that gift is only ours when we receive it. When we, by faith, surrender to GOD on His terms and acknowledge our sIn before Him and accept the free gift of Salvation that He offers through His Son. There is no plan B, there will be no other opportunity after this life is past to be saved.
Celebrate this Christmas season with a new birth in Christ, who loves you and gave Himself for you.
If you are already safe in His arms, share the gift of Good News with those you meet.
Jefferson A. Sweet