But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” (Luke 1:30-33)
Another one of Isaiah’s prophecies was fulfilled in Mary–Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14). The angel told Mary to name her son Jesus. The name means the Lord saves. Jesus came to save humanity from sin. He did so through His death on the cross. There, He took on the sins of the world. It was His purpose in coming as the Lamb of God. His mission complete, Jesus remained in the grave for three days. But death could not keep Him. On the third day, He arose the victor over sin, death, and hell.
We, too, join in His victory over sin, death, and hell when we accept Him as our Savior. There is no other name under heaven by which men and women can be saved (Acts 4:12).
How about you? What reminds you of Jesus that begins with the letter S?
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks