There Is Born to You a Saviour

Read Isaiah 9:1-7 with Luke 2:1-20

The announcement of the birth of Jesus Christ is made, not by Mary & Joseph, but by an angel; is not about Christ being born to them, but to us; and congratulates God Almighty, not Mary & Joseph. Drawing us back to Isaiah 9:6, the angel testifies that "to you is born a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord."

The Christ of God's Covenant

Read Genesis 18:-7 with Luke 1:39-56

Upon hearing the news that she would be the mother of the Christ, God's Son, Mary went to visit Elizabeth already six months pregnant with John. But this was not simply a meeting of two expectant mothers; this was a meeting of the Old and New Covenant dispensations of the Covenant of Grace. And with Elizabeth confirming prophetically what the angel Gabriel had spoken, Mary truly knew that she was bearing her Lord and Saviour - the Christ of the Covenant of Grace.