Joy to the hopeless world
“She shall give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins’’ (Matt 1:21)
The annunciation of Jesus birth gives the end to the hostile community. The name Jesus, who is Messiah, is the only rescuer of people from their sins. Before the coming of Jesus Christ, the world was in a state of coma. But His coming to the world resuscitated the entire systems. What are the demonstrations of Joy to the hopeless world?
• It shows the love of God to humanity (John 3:16). God’s love is transcendent, immeasurable and eternal.
• It demonstrates God’s purpose of salvation to the world. Before the creation and fall of man, God had made provision for the salvation of human kind.
“And this is the testimony; God has given us eternal life, and this life is in this son. The one who has the son has this eternal life, the one who does not have the son of God does not have.
The coming of Jesus Christ at a period like this is to bring solution to the problems of the world, such as war, hatred, insecurity, hunger and many other natural disasters. His Kingdom is everlasting and it brings peace and joy. Through Jesus alone can Joy be restored to the agonising world.
Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Ojo, Christ the Rock Baptist Church, Mende, Maryland, Lagos (The Glorious Church)