15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
There is a Nigerian praise and worship song that I like to sing so often. It says nara, nara eh, narekele, narekele mo. Without going word for word, it is asking God to receive thanks. It is a song of thanksgiving. It goes on to say, narekele n’jiribia. It says, thanks for coming. When I sing this song during this month, I reflect on Jesus’ coming in two ways. I thank Him for coming as in being born in flesh to die for my sins. I also thank Him for showing up in every situation that I am confronted with. Jesus comes. May He come in your situation today.
Who would have died for us and given us victory had Jesus not come? Who would have taken all of our sins and placed them on himself? Who would have taken the nails and thorns for us?
Thanks to Jesus Christ for coming. He accepted to come. He chose to come. He came as a baby and went through every phase of life just to show us the way; and to die for our sins (v15). I am so grateful that He came. He came once, and He will come again. But when He comes, will we be ready to receive Him? This season people are focused on buying gifts, food and drinks in order to make merry. We need to take a step back and focus on the fact that He came and what it means for us. What if Jesus had not come with all of His mercy, compassion and love?
Homework: Thank God for sending His Son to die for us. Claim your victory in Jesus today.