Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you today in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
What a proclamation! God had become a man, and it wasn’t just so He could have fellowship with the special, or the rich, or the smart, or the good-looking, or the influential, or the powerful, or the “good.” Upon His arrival, no angel went to the Pharisees to proclaim Him. King Herod had to hear about it from gentile Magi who traveled from a distant land. The Roman emperor was so caught up in counting the people under his oppression that he took no notice.
But to a group of tired, cold, overworked shepherds who stood watch over flocks in the field through the night, God sent His messengers with the word, “The Savior is here. And He has come for you.”
Two thousand anniversaries of this most blessed birth have come and gone, and still the message remains the same. It doesn’t matter if you have no prestige, no power, no popularity, and no position. The all-powerful God who created the world and everything in it has come, and He came for you. He loved you, and came to die so that you might have life eternal.
Unto you was this child born. Unto you was this Son given. Unto you the Savior calls. Come and worship.
Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing.
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love.