It's an inextricable mystery to some psychiatrists how I was raised knowing the meaning of a BELT!

I'm talkin' 'bout an old-fashioned whuppin'!!

But, because I grew up that way, I learned the VALUE of every individual, and to give RESPECT to every person!

Isaiah 43:11
Behold, I am the Lord thy God, and beside me there is NO SAVIOUR!!
Micah 5:2
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah,
yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel;
whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

The CHRIST in CHRISTmas is an inextricable mystery, because only GOD could explain it!

For centuries theologians and philosophers studied over Is. 43:11, and
could NOT explain it!
For centuries theologians and Philosophers studied over Mic. 5:2, and
could NOT explain it!

But, in a lowly stable, with an innocent babe, God EXPLAINED it!

He is "Savior," the ONE and ONLY Who can save us from our sins!
The word "Savior" in Is. 43:11 comes from the Hebrew yasha' (yaw-shah').
It means avenging, defending, delivering, gaining victory.

He is "Christ," the "anointed ONE" of God - Messiah!
In John 1:41, Andrew went to find Simon (Peter) his brother, and told him,
"We have found Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ!"
Jesus is the ONE anointed of God with power to be "ruler" over all mankind.
(Mic. 5:2)

He is "Lord," God incarnate, God in flesh appearing!
God came in the Person of Jesus to pay our sin debt.
Only God can pay the ransom price to God!
And, He is "Lord," because He will "judge" all mankind!

When you see the manger scene this year, remember:
He came in an impossible manner, for an improbable reason,
to reveal an inextricable mystery!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce