It’s easy to see why we need someone to rescue us from the ugliness which has invaded the world. Identity theft has run amok – human slavery still exists as children are sold into prostitution – morality is at an all time low – everything except the One True God is worshipped – the criminals are now heroes and the heroes are crooks. Lives are spent fighting ongoing wars – lives are cut short before they have a chance to breathe, because they might prove an inconvenience – aging lives are shortened for the same reason. How is it possible to survive where it seems there is no peace – no love – no hope?
We need a Savior not because we deserve it, but because we have turned so far away from what God wants and expects from us. Our lives are increasingly being covered with scum and depravity – hunger and homelessness in a land of plenty. It didn’t just happen over night. It has insidiously maneuvered its way into our lifestyle, our civilization, our homes, even our churches.
We could give up. We could let the world devour us, but God’s Word tells us that the wages of sin is death – a death of eternal pain and suffering. We don’t have the means to buy our way out. There is no amount of human knowledge, wisdom or strength to cover the cost. The only way for us to escape is through our Savior, Jesus, Christ.
Is there hope in this disgusting, sinful world? No! It comes as a free gift from God when His own flesh and blood died to set us free – to pay the ransom we could never pay – and conquer death to show us that we would receive eternal life through Him – eternal life in paradise.
He came once as a lowly baby in an animal stall. His mother laid Him in a manger. Our Savior will return again to take us to heaven. When He returns, it will be in great majesty as our King of Kings. Come quickly, Lord, Jesus!