“And thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Mt 1:21).
The long awaited Messiah was to come through a meek and humble virgin. She was to carry within her womb the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. The deepest questions in life are related to sins. They are multifaceted and pervasive as to penetrate every aspect of life. Sin was deeply woven into the fabric of man’s soul and conscience. He could not save Himself, but was in need of a Savior. Jesus would first come to fully identify with sinners as being his people. He became one of us thus fully identifying with every challenge that we may face in life. Yet He came to liberate us from the clutches of Satan that we may be set free from the enslavement of sin and to provide light to guide us. All have been provided the opportunity to live differently and have a different path because we live on the other side of the Cross. He came to save His people. All of His people now can be saved from the power of sin and shame.