Morning by Morning, December 17 - "Name Him Jesus"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. O come let us adore, You -- Christ the Lord. ...
"The angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son, and you will name Him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end'" (Luke 1:30-33).
The Son of the Most High, the One who would be great, the King on the throne of David who would rule and reign forever, would be named Jesus-- meaning the salvation of God. Though this Child, who would be our Savior and King, who would be born in Bethlehem and die on Calvary, who would descend into Hell and ascend into Heaven, who was and who is and who is to come, would be our salvation to restore our sin-broken relationship with our holy God. Through Jesus, "all flesh shall see the salvation of God" (Luke 3:6).
Lord Jesus, be my Salvation today and every day. Cleanse my sins, heal my hurts, break my chains. Remove every barrier from my intimate relationship with God and restore me to righteousness. You are the salvation of God. "There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
So come, let us adore You. Let us surrender and entrust our hearts to You -- this day and every day. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays