“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him
the name Jesus, because he will save his
people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 (NIV)
The angel told Joseph not only the circumstances of what happened to Mary but also what to name this child. The angel’s message was from God. God Himself gave His Son the perfect name. Whenever we hear of an impending birth, we want to know what the parents will name the baby.
Each person’s name has a meaning. Jesus’ name carries a specific meaning. The angel told Joseph that this child ‘will save people from their sins.’
Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins. That was God’s purpose. He told stories illustrating people’s need to find peace, to love others, and to love God.
He works according to the Father’s plan even today.