by Jeff Strite

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Born To Be A Savior (3 of 5)
Series: Gifts Of The Season
Jeff Strite
Luke 2:8-12

OPEN: Santa Claus has come into the 21st century – he has an email now. Apparently you can email Santa at It seems they get over a million emails a year, and among those emails are these intriguing comments:
• A boy named Jon wrote: ''I'm sorry, but I don't have a chimney... I'll leave the cat flap unlocked for you, but please watch out for the litter box!''
• Alex, 8 – ''Thank you for the remote control car last year, even though it broke the day after. I know you tried, and that's what counts.''
• A young boy named Art wrote: ''I'm sorry for putting all that Ex-lax in your milk last year, but I wasn't sure if you were real. My dad was really mad.''
• Christian emailed Santa saying: ''Mommy and Daddy say I have not been very good these past few days. How bad can I be before I lose my presents?''
• Kayia, 9 ''Pleease! Don't bring me any new clothes.''
• Rosanne, 11 ''Do you know Jesus is the real reason of Christmas? Not to be mean, but he is.''
(Readers.Digest Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 p. 181)

Did you know that Jesus the real reason for the season?
Well, of course you do, that's why you're here.
But do we know why He's the reason?

The night that Jesus was born, an angel appeared to the shepherds who were watching their flocks by night. ''And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.''' Luke 2:10-11

The Angel had ONE message to deliver: The Messiah had been born.
But WHY did the angel say Jesus was born?
(He is born to be a savior.)
''Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour''

Now that's a simple Christmas kind of statement. But - behind that simple phrase - is a whole wealth of insight. For example: The fact that Jesus came to be my savior'' means that He came to be ...

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