“Salvation is found in no-one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
There is only 1 character in the Christmas story whose name means ‘saves’.
No one could save the people from Roman oppression.
No one could save the people from burdensome religious laws and duties.
Not one person could save.
It would be difficult perhaps to look at the Christ-child and see a Saviour. A baby does offer hope and a future but no one knows it’s true potential.
People still struggle to see the Saviour in this season.
How can this Jesus save me?
But just as in that first Christmas in order to see a Saviour one had to bow down and worship, in surrender and by faith to say, “I believe you are the Saviour, you are my Saviour.”
Nothing has changed. We still need to come that way.
The Saviour is still here. Faith has not gone from the story.