God had spoken these words through Isaiah, the prophet, about the Redeemer of Israel: “I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no savior.” (Isaiah 43:11)
Yahweh was their only hope. None other could become their Savior. Only the self-existent, eternal, holy, all-powerful Sovereign could rescue them. And He alone could enact the rescue plan to redeem our souls. Thus, when the angels proclaimed the very first Christmas message to the shepherds, they echoed that truth: “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
And once the shepherds met Him, those were the words they spread to others: “Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.” (Luke 2:17)
Let us also “make widely known” (to all peoples everywhere) that God’s rescue from sin is in Jesus alone.