Yes, Virginia There is a Savior
I want to share this piece that was written by my Aunt Cathy.
Yes, Virginia, There is a Savior
His Father sent Him to earth over 2,000 years ago to become the Savior of the world. His name is Jesus Christ and He is the reason for the Christmas season.
As a youth, Jesus worked at His earthly father’s carpenter trade. He went to temple to learn from the elders and soon became a teacher and theologian, quoting from the Old Testament, which was like the Bible of His time.
Jesus was a miracle worker who raised Lazarus from the dead, fed the 5,000 gathered to hear Him with 5 loaves of bread and 2 small fish, healed the sick, cast out demons, and calmed a raging sea.
He was a storyteller who taught us in parables such as The Mustard Seed, The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, and The Ten Virgins with lamps, five of whom were wise and five who were foolish.
Jesus walked with fishermen and taught them to become fishers of men. He preached the Good News of Salvation, taught about the kingdom of heaven, showed us humility, stressed the importance of forgiveness, and taught that faith can save us.
The last labor of love Jesus Christ performed on earth was at Golgotha where He lay down on a cross, was crucified and shed His blood for all humanity. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gave His life for His sheep, a true Savior who practiced what He preached.
Before returning to His Father in heaven, Jesus commissioned His disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
If only He were here today, I would thank Him, wish Him a very Happy Birthday, and tell Him I joyfully accept His commission.
Happy Birthday, dear Jesus, and - by the way - Merry Christmas!
Cathy Hayes Bagley