Luke 2:11 (New International Version)
11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Today’s the day! No more big sleeps. No more waiting. Today we celebrate the birth of the long-awaited one.
But, what an unusual birth announcement! It does not mention the weight or the height or the head circumference of the newborn. Rather, it sets out three other characteristics. Saviour – this one will save, this one will rescue. Messiah – this is the anointed one, the appointed one, the Christ. Lord – this one deserves all respect, all allegiance. An extraordinary birth notice, but this is no ordinary baby.
And in between are those ‘most significant two words’: to us. The child is born to us. Our Saviour, our Messiah, our Lord.
Christ the Saviour is born!
Jesus, Lord at your birth!