but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior yes, the Messiah, the Lord has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! (Luke 2:10-11)
The angel began that wonderful announcement to the shepherds with, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news that will bring great of great joy.”
Maybe you are suffering today. It may be illness, sadness, feeling alone. Some might find themselves asking this Christmas season, where is all this joy?
But what is the joy about? Is it about an opportunity to go shopping? Is the message of Christmas “Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow?” No, the real reason is, “Let us worship!”
The angels’ visit to the shepherds became the first Christmas celebration. It’s as though Heaven and earth were celebrating it together, as though a window to glory had been opened up. These shepherds saw something supernatural world, the heavenly world. On that first Christmas, there was a big celebration in Heaven and on earth over the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We have a Savior: “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
That is the most important thing. We have a Savior who came to save us from the power and penalty of sin. Whatever you are going through in life, remember this: you have a Savior. He has put your sins as far away from you as the east is from the west.
The word Christ means “the anointed one.” Another word for that is Messiah. Jesus was the fulfillment of God’s promise to send His Son as the Messiah. This is a simple reminder that God keeps His promises. God said that He would send a Messiah, and the Messiah came.
Lord means that we have a sovereign God who is in control of our lives.
So set aside the things you have become preoccupied with and remember that we have a Savior. We have a Lord! We have a Christ. And we have His wonderful promises!
“We will never truly enjoy Christmas until we have looked up into the Father’s face and told Him that we have received His beautiful Christmas gift!”
Heavenly Father, Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You that You would leave heaven to come, suffer and die for me. You are such a precious gift. If I have neglected the gift that You gave and I am sorry. Lord, I truly have been blessed by You. Thank You for Your incredible plan for my salvation. I give all of my life to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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