Fear not, for behold I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11
Good news! That is what Christmas is. Good news that hope has come into the world. Good news that light has come into the darkness. Good news that God has come to dwell with man. Christmas is good news. Good news that the promised Messiah has come. Good news that our Savior has arrived. Good news that a relationship with God, severed because of sin, is now restored through faith in God’s Son. Christmas is the beginning of good news.
The incarnation, when God the Son took on humanity to come and rescue a rebellious people, is the beginning of the narrative of good news. Christ came in flesh and blood to identify himself with the people he came to save. He lived a sinless life, fulfilling the law on our behalf, that his righteousness might be credited to us. He died a criminal’s death on the cross. Substituting himself for a wayward people, where he absorbed the wrath and punishment of God that we deserved. He conquered sin and death through his glorious resurrection, proving that his sacrifice had accomplished all that God planned it would do. When the angel declared the arrival of Christ on the first Christmas, he truly brought good news.
As we inch closer to Christmas, may we truly embrace the reality of the good news of Christ’s coming. May we gather together as the body of Christ, glorifying the God who saves. December 17 and 24 give you an opportunity to join us in the worship of our God and celebration of the good news that has come. The morning of the 17th we will host our annual Church Family Christmas where we will eat breakfast and celebrate through singing. On December 24th, we will have two services (one at 9am and the other at 10:30am) where we will share in the Lord’s Supper and praise God for what he has done for us through Jesus. Gather your friends and family and come celebrate the good news with us!
For His glory and your joy,