Advent 2021: Saturday, December 25
December 25, 2021
He has come! He did not forget us!
“…my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations; a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel” (Luke 2:30-32).
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests’” (Luke 2:8-14)
Is it any wonder that there was so much excitement and joy surrounding the birth of the Messiah? This morning, take a moment and thank the Lord for coming back for us, for coming back to fulfill his promise not to forget us, for coming back to save us!
Jim Howard, pastor