I Need a Savior

Written by Dan Seaborn on . Posted in Local

christmasnativity225As I sit in my office on a cold, snowy day, I find myself staring vacantly into the computer screen. It is full of images, scrolling messages, blinking signs, and ads flashing continuously tempting me to click on an icon for the chance to win some fabulous prize. In addition, my cell phone is vibrating, indicating that I have a call or message waiting and my IPod is playing my favorite tunes. Every few minutes I receive text messages from my family and friends.

Advances in technology have allowed us to be bombarded with continuous messages nearly every second of the day. Many of them are positive but there are a fair number that are negative. During this politically-charged and economically-challenged year I feel as though because of the things coming into my life, my ears, and my mind I have been reminded that more than ever, I need a Savior.

I'm not referring to some temporary man-made stimulus Savior; I'm talking about a long-term redeeming Savior. For many of us, this is the season when we celebrate how God sent His son, Christ, to save us. To be honest with you, everything that I do, every article I write, every time I speak, I'm doing it because of the Savior. I am a personal testimony to the fact that without Him, my life would be absolutely worthless.

There may be some of you who just read that paragraph and have no idea what I mean but would like to know. Others just read it and may have an understanding of what I mean, but don't buy into it and don't even like the name of Jesus. I've discovered in talking with people who fall into that category, that it's not really Jesus they're upset with but the person who attempted to talk to them about Jesus and did so in a manipulative way which turned them off.

Some people stopped reading before they ever got to that paragraph.

It would be difficult to try and explain the deity of Christ as I believe it, in this short amount of space. I do know, however, that if you fully realized what Christ could do for you, it wouldn't be long before you would also be saying, I need a Savior.

In a world that exudes instability, I find my peace and strength again this year coming from a stable. Not a stable that I have built around me, but rather one that was used 2,000 years ago. In these tough economic times, where people are losing their jobs, their homes, and in some cases, their perceived sense of purpose and worthiness, there is an even greater need to depend on something other than just self.

I personally don't have much to offer, but because of Christ and because of what he has done for me and because of how he's changed my life, I believe I can make a difference. That is why today I'm glad I need a Savior.

My prayer is that whether you attend a special event at a church, open the Bible and read the story of Christ's birth (Luke 2), or just have a personal experience where you talk with someone about Christ; I hope this year, you will experience the Savior.

Best wishes to you and your families this Christmas season and may you continue to win at home.
Author Information
Dan Seaborn
Dan Seaborn is the founder of Winning At Home, Inc., an organization designed to assist and encourage people of all ages and stages of family development. As a featured speaker at churches and large-scale events such as marriage conferences, corporate functions, and university assemblies, Dan Seaborn has earned recognition as a powerful and passionate communicator. Through practical illustrations and memorable real-life examples, he encourages individuals and families to lead Christ-centered homes.

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