We’ve been looking at examples of God’s plan to rescue us from our sin found in the Old Testament. As we count down to Christmas, we see that there are many prophecies and patriarchs that spoke about Jesus.
Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.” – John 1:45 (NLT)
In today’s verse, we see that Philip was familiar with many of these. When Philip learned of Jesus, he realized that Jesus was the one the Old Testament and the prophets had written about.
What good news! Jesus is the one that the Bible is all about. It’s the story of how He came to be the solution for the problem Adam had created. God the creator stepped into our story and decided to make things right. He was going to do what we could not do on our own. He was going to pay the price once and for all for our sins.
The message of the Bible is that our creator became our savior. We were undeserving, helpless, and without hope. And yet God loved us. The Bible points to Jesus. As we read more each day as Christmas approaches, realize that the reason for all of this is love. God loved us. When we didn’t get it. When we didn’t deserve it, in spite of it all, He came. That’s good news! And it’s what Christmas is really all about!