Our theme this morning is ‘This Child is Saviour’. The Gospel reading according to Matthew in verses 20-21 gives us the text from which we derive our theme this morning. It is written:
20 But as he (Joseph) considered this (to divorce Mary quietly) , behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit;
21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
This Child, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, This Child is Saviour! Hallelujah
Verses 22-23 of the Gospel reading informs us or should I say reminds us that the birth of Jesus was a fulfillment of prophecy. This takes us back to our Old Testament reading in Jeremiah.