The angels had such good news to tell the world on the night Baby Jesus was born!
For all people!
For all time!
The shepherds found Baby Jesus in the stable right where the angels said he would be. And they praised God!
Simeon realized that his wait for a Messiah was over when he saw the Baby Jesus in the temple. And he praised God!
Anna also recognized the Baby Jesus as the one who would redeem Jerusalem. And she praised God!
We have great joy today because the Baby Jesus was born!
He came to save all of us from our sin!
He brought peace into our world of chaos and anger.
He brought grace so he could replace our guilt and shame with his love.
He brought wholeness for our broken and empty souls.
He brought light into our dark and lost lives!
Today we join with the shepherds and Simeon and Anna in praising God for sending his son for us!
Thank you, Abba Father, for such Great Joy!