5. Jesus Identifies With Us

SERIES: 31 REASONS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Hebrews 2:14-17
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.

We celebrate Christmas because Jesus

  • took on flesh and blood to become “Elder Brother” for the family of the redeemed
  • entered the prison to free the captives
  • took away Satan’s “right” to rule by allowing him to take His perfect, sinless life
  • is our High Priest who completely satisfied God’s righteous standards

Thank you Lord, for setting me free from the bondage of sin.
May my celebrations this season reflect my freedom in you.

Author

Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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