noun: saviour; plural noun: saviours; noun: savior; plural noun: saviors
- a person who saves someone or something (especially a country or cause) from danger, and who is regarded with the veneration of a religious figure.
- (in Christianity) God or Jesus Christ as the redeemer of sin and saver of souls.noun: Saviour; noun: SaviorLuke 2:11 - for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
We all, being Christians, have agreed to believe in our Lord Christ Jesus as ourSavior; He has indeed rescued us from lost to found, from dead in our sins toalive in His loving care. What has He, in actuality, saved us from?The wrath of God the Father.The odds of our dieing are 1 in 1. When we die, we will stand before Godeither in the righteousness of Jesus Christ or in our own sinfulness. God, itis clear, cannot abide by sin, not even one. To be true to His nature, He mustpunish that sin. In His graciousness, because He loves His creation and Hisson, He provided one, and only one, means for standing before Him sinless-due to the work of Jesus on the cross. The sins of the world were piled uponHis back on that cross as He became the permanent and sufficient sacrificefor sin.The world.It's a mess. It is full of sin and not the creation put into existence by theHoly Trinity. It will remain this way until the final day of judgment whenChrist judges the world and the new Heaven and the new Earth come intoexistence. Without Christ Jesus, we are targets for the ego-based, pride-basedthought that we can take care of ourselves in this world, that we can workthings out on our own, that we are self-sufficient. He has saved us from thisdelusion through His love and understanding.Ourselves.We are our own worst enemies. When we look inside ourselves we areoften deceived, like looking in a fun-house mirror. We see our sinfulness incomparison to those around us, we allow ourselves to accept sin as just a humanmistake, we lie to ourselves about placing work, material possessions, pleasure...the list is a long one, before our Love for God. When left to our own devices,we are likely to take all the wrong turns, find all the right excuses and end upwithout hope, without purpose and without anyone other than ourslevesat the center of our lives. Christ Jesus is the answer to all of this because He,and He alone, can bring real peace to our existence.He is, indeed, our blessed Savior. He stands with arms open, beckoning Hissheep to come to Him. He knows them by name and they, in turn, answer toHis glorious voice!Praise God!