“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
For unto us a child is born. Not just any child, but a child to save the world. A child to change you, and a child to change me. A child to give hope where the world speaks discouragement. A child to give joy where the world speaks despair. A child born to die for us, and a child to bring the only peace that our hearts cry our for. A child, our Savior, Jesus Christ, is born today.
A child is born who will “appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified” (Isaiah 61:3).
There is hope in the midst of discouragement and despair. There is joy and peace. His name is Jesus Christ, and He came as a little child into this world to save us from our sins. Today ask Him into your heart. Today is His birthday and it can be yours, too.