“When they cry out in prayer to God because of oppressors, he’ll send them help, a savior who will keep them safe and take care of them.” Isaiah 19:20
In Psalm 91, we read that God sent angels to keep us from falling. Now, Isaiah is telling the Egyptians that something even better than an angel is on its way to take care of them. They had no idea that “something” would be a baby. Can you imagine when the news traveled around the countries that a baby—an infant—had been born to save the world?
When you hold a newborn baby, it is easy to begin thinking about his or her future. Will he or she be the President of the United States? An Olympic athlete? I doubt anyone would say to the baby in their arms, “Look at you—a future homeless person.” With each child born, there is a sense of hope that the world will become a better place because of this baby. That’s what God had in mind for Jesus!
Dear God, thank you sending a baby to grow into the role of Savior of the world! Amen.