The days leading up to the birth of Christ were like any other. People were living life, doing what they always do. No one really knew about the Messiah being born. Pause and think about that for a moment… Is that me? Am I so caught up with work and life that I have lost sight of Jesus’ birth?
I love the story of the angels announcing the birth of Christ to the shepherds (Luke 2:8-20). Of all the people the angels go to it was the scum of the earth; the lowest rung on the social and corporate ladder back in the day and even now. But that’s exactly what God does. He goes to the lowly, the outcast, the downtrodden. And the angels tell them today I bring you the greatest news ever to be announced! It will bring great joy for all people. Today a Savior is born!
Do you agree with the angels? Is it really the greatest news ever to be announced? Has this message brought you great joy? During this holiday season it’s so important to remember that we are the benefactors of the greatest gift ever. We are not like the rest, hustling and bustling, cussing and carousing, downtrodden and defeated. The world does not understand the depth of our message, but let’s set an example of love and grace to everyone. And always be prepared to share the greatest news ever to be announced because that’s what will bring joy to all people.