🌟 GREAT joy to the world!
“9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:9-11 KJV
“Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared in radiant splendor before them, lighting up the field with the blazing glory of God, and the shepherds were terrified! 10 But the angel reassured them, saying, “Don’t be afraid. For I have come to bring you good news, the most joyous news the world has ever heard! And it is for everyone everywhere! 11 For today in Bethlehem a rescuer was born for you. He is the Lord Yahweh, the Messiah. 12 You will recognize him by this miracle sign: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a feeding trough!”
The news of Jesus really is good news. The most joyous news the world has ever heard! His birth, His reason for coming, what He would accomplish for all people – the Gospel is joyous news and when people hear it and receive it, it certainly brings great joy!
Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of the Saviour of the world (1 John 2:2)! God loved the world so much that He sent the greatest gift of all – Jesus (John 3:16)! This gift is for everyone – no one is excluded. – it is “for everyone everywhere!” Jesus was and still is the greatest gift ever given. In Him is forgiveness, freedom, joy, peace, life in abundance, eternal life, healing, prosperity, wholeness in every area of life and so much more. All we need to do to enjoy the gift is believe (Romans 10:9-10) – it’s really that simple. It’s not about trying to do good things and live a good life in order for God to save you. All you need to do is believe in Jesus and receive all that is freely yours, in Him. It’s not about what you have done wrong or even about all the things that you have tried to do right, the good news which brings great joy is that your debt has been paid in full, you can now have a new life and all God’s blessing and favour are now yours by faith in Jesus!
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