Step 11: The Christmas Story – God Sends His Son

The account of the birth of Lord Jesus is beautifully told in the Bible. Hundreds of years before the Lord Jesus was born, God told one of His prophets, Isaiah, to announce to all His people: “The virgin will conceive and bear a Son, and shall call Him ‘Immanuel’ which means ‘God with us’.” Isaiah 7:14 in the Bible. All through the Bible, God promised a Messiah – a Savior or Redeemer – someone to rescue us from our sins and bring us back to God. When the time planned by God arrived, God sent an angel to a devout Jewish girl called Mary who was a virgin. The angel told her: “You will give birth to a son. He will be called the Son of the Highest God. ”

So Mary became pregnant by a miracle of God. At that time, Mary was engaged to be married to Joseph, a carpenter. God told Joseph to take Mary home to be his wife. Joseph obeyed God. God told them to name the baby to be born ‘JESUS’ which means ‘God saves’, because “He will save His people from their sins.”Then, at the time set by God, God’s own Son, Lord Jesus, who is holy and pure, left all the glory of heaven. He put on human form and came down to this earth full of the dirt of sin and was born as a tiny baby!  Just to save you and me! Isn’t that amazing? Can we even imagine it? But He did! We will read the beautiful story of the Lord Jesus’ birth in our next lesson.

Prayer: “Almighty God, thank you for your wonderful plan of salvation. Thank You for sending Your own Son to save us. Amen.”

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