Happy New Year: January 1, 2022

For January 1, 2022
It;s amazing how we continue to number the years since Jesus Christ walked the earth? Anno Domini (AD/A.D.) is Latin for: “in the year of the Lord.” A.D. is also termed Common, Current, or Christian Era (CE/C.E.), distinguishing our current age from the time Before Christ (BC/B.C.).

Two thousand and twenty two years have passed since Jesus’ birth.1 And numbering the years since our Savior’s birth reminds us that He remains most greatest and most influential person in human history,

By any and all standards Jesus Christ has always been regarded as the greatest figure in human history. On any list of the world’s greatest men we always find at its head Jesus of Nazareth. Regardless of whether or not men acknowledge him as Savior and Lord they must pay tribute to Him as the world’s outstanding man.2

No figure demonstrated such moral and spiritual excellence, with such selfless humility. He showed grace to those He encountered through healing, helping, encouraging, and loving. Then He surrendered Himself for the benefit of all who would believe in Him. Only through Christ can we experience a new spiritual identity through the New Birth process, which He makes available to us by faith,

No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Mane has come down from heaven. And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life. For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:13-17 (NLT)

Some associate the New Birth with race or pedigree. But the Lord is no respecter of persons and His Kingdom is spiritual, not material. He wants our hearts, because when He has it, He possesses our all. The New Birth may not bring us any significant external changes, but it is a complete, spiritual overhaul as new persons in Christ,

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

New Birth is happens when we hear that God loves us and wants to satisfy our deepest longings. By faith, we turn from our sin, and we turn to Christ by inviting Him into our hearts to be our Lord and Savior. Then His Spirit takes control of our hearts so that we can become God’s beloved children forever. Won’t you begin the year accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? He can change your life!

What a Wonderful Savior!

Happy 2022 Years since Jesus’ birth!

 

  1. Scholars place His birth sometime around 4 BC.
  2. H.I. Hester, The Heart of the New Testament, 35th ed., (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1981) 5.