It’s 22nd December… three days to go before Christmas! I doubt many of could say we’re entirely ready and prepared. At this stage, there may well still be shopping to do or presents still to wrap; for most of us, there will definitely be food preparation at the very least still on our ‘To Do’ lists!

What is so enormously reassuring about Christmas, however, is that it shows us God is never taken by surprise and there is absolutely nothing left to do in terms of what is needed for our salvation. There was absolutely nothing we could do to save ourselves: as Aaron Shust says in his song ‘Come and Save Us’:
“There’s nothing we can do
Nothing we can do
Father, we need You
To come and save us”

Thankfully, the Father’s plan, devised even before the creation of the world (Rev 13:8), did not need us to achieve some level of goodness or rely on our brilliance to succeed. It depended entirely on the Son’s willingness to do the Father’s will (Heb 10:5-7) and on His obedience to God. And He did not fail us!

“It’s all been done
It’s all been done
You have come
All for love.”

So, whilst we may still have things to do before we can rest on 25th December, we can indeed rest in the fact that the Saviour has come and we can, therefore, be saved.