Birth Story (6)

In Bible times, Jewish priests made sacrifices to God for His people. These sacrifices needed to be offered again and again.
Did you know that on that first Christmas, a priest was born? Verse 17 of our Bible Reading today tells us that Jesus is a priest. This verse also compares Jesus to Melchizedek.
We learn about Melchizedek from Genesis 14:18-20. Melchizedek accepted offerings from Abraham hundreds of years before Jesus was born. Jesus and Melchizedek were not like any other priests. God used both of them at a special time to do a special job.
Jesus is both our priest and our sacrifice. God sent Jesus to earth to be a priest and to offer Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can have our sins forgiven and enjoy life with Him forever.
Thank God today for sending Jesus to be our priest and the sacrifice for our sins.