Good News For All
10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Yesterday we stopped of at a point where the shepherds were cowering in fear. Today, the fear is expelled and in its place is left a message of hope and joy that would change the world.
These lowly shepherds were the first to hear the good news, the Gospel. God could have sent the angels to anyone. He could have sent them to Caesar Agustus himself if he had wanted to, but He sent them to the shepherds. The guys sleeping out on the hillside with a bunch of sheep.
And to me that just drives home the fact that this Saviour was born to save EVERYONE. He wasn't just sent to save those with money. He wasn't just sent to save the powerful. He wasn't just sent to save the deserving. He was sent to save all. All who would believe on Him. All who would trust in His saving power.
What an awesome thought that I never had to do anything to deserve this gift. Throughout this Christmas season, I pray I will constantly have in mind the Saviour of the world who was born in Bethlehem that night.
And I hope you will too!