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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Joyous News!

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 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. Luke 2:8-14

Why did the angel say, “unto you”? He could have just said, “For a Savior, Christ, the Lord is born this day.” But he says, ‘Unto you!”

He uses those words because they describe why the news is so joyous! The child is born unto you! Unto all the people! The child is born:

* Not just to the rich and powerful,
* Not just to the Pharisees and Sadducees,
* Not just to the chief priests and the scribes,

But to you! To all the people, young and old, rich and poor, healthy and sick, strong and weak. The prophecy had said, “unto us a child is born.” So the angel says, “This child is born unto you! Truly, a good and great joy.

This is the joyous news, the great joy! Unto you has been born a Savior, the Messiah – the Lord! This is the day, the long-awaited day, the day when there would be no more delay. The child is born. The Messiah is come.

* Unto you – lost in sin, dead in rebellion, doomed to destruction;
* Unto you – mockers of God, violators of His Law, idolaters at heart;

This child Himself will be your peace. This child will be your entryway to God. This child will die to pay the penalty for your sins, if you only believe in Him, if you only see Him for what He is: Your Savior, your Messiah, your Lord, your treasure. Unto you is born this day a Savior.

1 comment:

Angela: mom2girlsgirlsgirls: said...

Well said! Merry Christmas...a day late.