“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
Merry Christmas to all. May Christ the Savior continue to to be born in your heart and soul. May He continue to dwell in you, and bring to you that peace that can only come from knowing that He is our complete Savior.
Isn’t it intersting that God chose the most humble of circumstances for His Son, the King of all kings, to be born? Who would have chosen Bethlehem as the place of His birth? Why not Jerusalem where all the great religious and political leaders were – the quote “important” people? And there’s not even any room for Him there. For the one who created everything, there doesn’t seem to be any room in the small town of Bethlehem. No room for them in the inn.
And who would have chosen Mary to be the mother of the Son of God? She was in her own words, a lowly servant girl.
And who would have chosen shepherds, lowly shepherds to be visited by angels from heaven? To be the first to hear the good news? They weren’t high class. They weren’t royalty.
Yet God’s ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.
“Not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen… the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; …and things which are despised, hath God chosen…That no flesh should glory in His presence.”
Like the shepherds, we are probably not rich and famous either. Chances are, we’ll never be. But, dear friends in Christ, God has called us, like the Shepherds, by the Gospel, by His Spirit, to receive the greatest news of all. “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
The good news of Salvation is meant for all. All means all. And since Christ had that perfect birth without sin, for all, must we not conclude it is for you and me?
Sometimes we may get to thinking we don’t know enough, or we may just simply have doubts. But God’s Word is clear: “Fear not: …For unto you is born …a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
We may not have everything sorted out yet, or have perfect understanding about everything. But by God’s Spirit we can understand this: …Unto you is born …a Saviour.” And He is everything we need to be saved.
May He then continue to send us His Spirit to strengthen us and comfort us. All things needful for us to be saved is complete. Unto you is born a Savior.
May we all have a very Merry Christmas knowing this and believing it. Jesus is our complete Savior. In His name. Amen.