Whetstone Ministries


Daily Encouragements


December 20

ABCs of Christmas (S) – John 1:14

Are you sure that Jesus is your Savior?

The “S” of Christmas is Savior. It could not be any other word, because that is what Christmas is all about. It was the time when “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

The angel that appeared with the good news told the shepherds, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

Ever since that first night that is commemorated every year on December 25, people all over the world have been confronted with the fact that the Savior of the world has come. King Herod did not accept Jesus as Savior, but he thought He was a rival and tried to kill Him. Many have rejected Him in a similar way.

However, many have believed and received Him as their Savior. A group of Samaritans heard about Jesus, so they went to see and hear for themselves. “And [they] said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world” (John 4:42).

Stop and seriously think about what the “S” of Christmas really means to you, personally. Make sure He is your Savior. Continue to maintain a personal relationship with Him this Christmas. “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God” (I John 4:14, 15).

A Christmas card arrived from a U.S. Marine. He signed it, “Merry Christmas from Iraq! Thanks for your prayers. Semper Fidelis.” Praise the Lord that He is always a faithful Savior.

“We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe” (I Timothy 4:10).