December 22, 2013
4th Sunday of Advent - A
The Name “Jesus”
The Hebrew name Jesus means “God saves.”
For generations, the people of Israel waited for the promised Messiah, their savior. However, in their expectation, it was the freedom from worldly and political oppression of foreign powers.
Consequently, it is necessary and important that we learn of the true meaning of the salvation that Jesus brings. In the words of the angel, “he will save his people from their sins.”
What kind of freedom and salvation do I expect from Jesus?