Jesus! The Promised Messiah. The Savior of souls.
Jesus! The One of whom the Old Testament prophets spoke, the One whose life and purpose was demonstrated in the lives of the descendants of Abraham. The entire Old Testament is about Jesus.
And here in Matthew’s gospel we finally meet Him! The One who was promised from the Garden was born in Bethlehem just as God said He would. So many intricate details described in the Old Testament are fulfilled in the birth of Jesus alone.
Reading the Gospels helps me to know Jesus intimately, love Him fervently, and inspires me to obey Him faithfully.
Jesus! The Lover of my soul. It is truly a pleasure to meet You!