That Child Saves
Matthew 1:21

The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2017, Max D. Hutto,

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 HCSB

We celebrate Christmas, the birth of a child, because God came to save His people from their sins. To sin is to fall short of perfection, goodness, and holiness. Sin is rebellion against God and His commands. It is “doing our own thing” instead of doing what God demands. Sin brings devastation, deterioration, desolation, and death. We all have sinned and need to be saved from the destructive results of our sins. That child, named Jesus, provided the only way for us to be saved from our sins.

Lord Jesus, I am thankful that You came to save all who trust in You, including me. Instead of sinning, help me to do what is right by filling my life with Your mercy, grace, and love.


  December 15, 2017

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