Monday, December 26, 2011

Good news of great joy!

Joy is the banner that flies over the castle when the King is in residence.  anonymous

“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 Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11

Have you ever noticed the word "you" in these passages before? It doesn't say Christ was born to says a Savior has been born to YOU. In order for a child to be born to you, the child must belong to you. In the case of Christ, the only way that the child belongs to you is if you belong to him.

It is not insignificant that this message was given to shepherds. They were considered in the lower classes of society. They were dirty, they handled sheep, they smelled, and supposedly couldn't be trusted. And yet, the angels tell the to Mary, Joseph and Elizabeth, they are the first to know. It is thought to bear out what Mary says in the Magnificat, "He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and He hath exalted the humble". If you consider the Jewish shepherds and the gentile Magi, this may well have been the first declaration of God's intent to spread His message to all the world.

He has been born so that we may live in relationship with Him along with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He is our intercessor, He is our shield, He is the Light of the World...belong to Him and He will belong to you!

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