Jesus is the reason for every season. He is both Lord and Christ. Jesus is the king over all creation, and He is worthy of all praise. Even though He is to be celebrated all year long, Advent is the season where we celebrate Him in a very special way. In Jesus, God became a man. The God of everything knew us, and He also knew this truth,
“As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,”Psalms 103:13-14, 16-17 NKJV
God knew that we could never be good enough, or do good enough to merit Him, or spend eternity with Him. So God did what we could not, as sinful, broken people. God Himself became a man, and that God-man is named Jesus. God identified with you as much as possible, by humbling Himself, and taking on humanity. He entered creation to redeem His beloved creation; You. Jesus perfectly kept the law in your place. He was perfectly righteous. And being perfect, the only one who deserved heaven, He went to the cross for you. He paid for all your sins; past, present, and future. And after paying for all your sins, and experiencing the death you deserve on the cross, He rose again for your justification. This is the Gospel. The Gospel is the Rock. This is the Rock of Jesus Christ; The Rock the church is built upon, and the Rock we build our lives on. Stand firm on the Rock this Advent season, and nothing from hell or earth can prevail against you.
“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Matthew 16:15-18 NKJV
“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV
If you don’t know Jesus, I want to give you the opportunity to trust Him for your salvation and receive His finished work by faith. If you want to make Jesus the Lord of your life, simply pray this in your heart, as a way to put your faith in Him. Say, “ Jesus, I make you the Lord of my life. I know I’m a sinner, but I believe. I believe that You are the Son of God. I believe You died on the cross for my sins, and I believe that You rose on the third day for my justification. I ask you to save me now. I receive you by faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen”