Theological questions have been asked by believers and non-believers since the beginning of time regarding the creation, the sin and the salvation. Though I’m less than qualified to analyse or even comment on this subject with such infinite depth, I could share what I have with others – my joy.
My mind and heart believes that Jesus was born in this world to be crucified at the cross to redeem me of my sins and your sins. Some people may say it is a suicidal mission but I believe it to be a sacrificial mission.
The motive and the fruit are two things that distinguish a suicide from a sacrifice. Sacrifice is love-driven, and love alone. The fruit of God’s sacrifice is an assurance of salvation. The Bible said it clearly that there is no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood (Hebrew 9:22) thus the difference of God’s sacrifice lies in His love for us and the assurance of free salvation as He became the atonement of our sins.
Therefore with joy, I believe Christmas is a celebration of faith that a little baby is born to be a sacrificial lamb. The sacrificial lamb who couldn’t be hold down by death, is risen and He reigns as our Lord and Saviour. If you ever doubt about your salvation like how I did before, pray to God for wisdom and He will give it generously (James 1:5).
Let this Christmas lights the hope in our hearts that because Jesus’ sacrificial mission brings us the ultimate joy for the season.
For my eyes have seen your salvation, that You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for the glory to your people Israel.
- Jenni Wang