He Came to Save
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance:
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” – 1 Timothy 1:15a (NIV)
Once upon their darkest night
The shepherds woke to brilliant, magnificent light.
A heavenly messenger appeared to them
Saying, “He’s born tonight; the One who saves from sin!”
From the mountain they ran down
To find this One in Bethlehem Town.
What they had heard they tried to give
To the mother and father, “He is here that all may live!”
In her heart the mother, Mary, thought,
“This matches the news the angel had brought.”
To her, nine months before he appeared to say,
“Name Him Jesus, for from sin He comes to save.”
He Himself explained the same
To Nicodemus when he came.
Jesus said, “For God so loved the world He gave
His Son through death from sin to save.”
From the manger to the cross,
In many ways and words He taught.
He was the Messenger that God gave
To tell the news, “From sin I came save.”
True to His word, on the cross He died
To purchase sinners far and wide.
From every tribe and tongue they come,
Bought by the blood of God’s only Son.
Now, His messengers are we
Who His salvation have received.
To tell to all the news He gave:
“Jesus came, from sin to save.”
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)
klw – 2016