Good news of great joy!
As we draw near to the end of another year there doesn’t appear to be much good or joy in the news. In fact there seem to be many news items that prompt fear about what is going on and worry about the future, whether it has to do with politics, the climate or the economy.
There was a night in history when the events that took place provoked terror in the hearts of hardened shepherds watching over their flocks in the fields near Bethlehem. Then the message they heard was one that would overcome their fears. The angel of the Lord said to them: “Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2v10-11)
The truth of this good news has been turning people from fear to joy through faith in Jesus Christ the Saviour ever since. This Christmas will you listen to and understand the message of the coming of “Christ the Lord”? May your fears be turned to joy in him.