A solution for sin was born Christmas Day
BY PASTOR BRANDON YOUNG
Luke 2:11 proclaims, “11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” The definition of a Savior according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is one that saves from danger or destruction, and one who brings salvation.
Sin had created a major problem and the consequence of that problem was death. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” This major problem needed a major solution, and that solution was a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger!
How could an infant save the world from their sins? This infant was the arm of God revealed to the world, and He would give His Life to defeat death, hell, and the grave! A solution was born that night long ago in Bethlehem, and even in 2020 amidst all the problems we face, He alone is still the valid solution.
The definition of a solution according to Oxford is a means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation. Jesus Christ solved the sin problem by nailing our transgressions to the tree! I would like to take this moment to thank Jesus Christ for solving every problem I have encountered in my 40 years of life! If you are looking for a solution in your life, you need not look any further. Just look to Jesus just as the shepherds and wisemen did that Christmas! I also want to thank each of you for reading the Solution Column each week. I have gotten tons of feedback on how much this column blesses you, and it thrills me to know that this column is making a small difference in your lives. My family, our church family at Harmony, and myself would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We love each of you dearly! May we all continue to seek after the solution, Christ the Lord.
(The Solution Column is provided by Pastor Brandon Young of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, Hampton.)
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