Theologians At Lunch

Deliverer: with Justine Humphreys

One of the attributes of God on display in the Christmas narrative is that He is our deliverer. In Matthew 1:21, Joseph is visited by an angel, and this is what the angel says to him concerning his betrothed Mary. “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save [deliver] his people from their sins.”

Here’s the good news:

God is not a stranger to where you are. He is not ignorant of what’s going on in your heart, in your life, in your mind, in your relationships. He is not surprised, not shocked, not wondering what to do. God knows. The coming of Jesus is not about being delivered from our difficulties in the here and now, but rather the salvation of our souls.

So in this season of Advent, we look at Christ who has come, and because he came, we have been delivered from all of our sinfulness.