And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.’ [Luke 2:8-14]
To whom is the baby born at Christmas a Saviour?… and to whom is God’s favour offered?… “All”! (Ro 11:32) Therefore, His favour rests on all who will receive it!… and therefore, peace is theirs!
This is good news of great joy for all people… and therefore, also for you!
Great Christmas joy, Jonathan & Kathryn