‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’ Leviticus 17:11
Often when we think about the birth of Christ, we don’t reflect on why he really came here. We reflect on the peace and hope that came down to Earth, but none of that would come to pass, if Jesus wasn’t willing to be the atonement for our sins.
The world has a sin problem, and the wages of our sins is death. Our only hope for humanity was the arrival of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son, down here to save us from the wages of our sins.
Problem is without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sin. We are all sinners, and none of us are able to atone ourselves from our sins. Doesn’t matter how many good works you do or how popular you are. We are all condemned by our own sins.
But God loves us enough, to send us a miracle. He sent us a Savior, a Messiah. That would take the wages for our sins for us. Jesus is the atonement for our sins. Celebrate the real gift this season, the gift of eternal life in Jesus Name Amen