Byrd and I want to wish you a very Happy Christmas!
I am grateful for family, friends, and a new year full of memories. But even these wonderful things aren't the reason we celebrate tomorrow. This is:
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.”
This passage is a sign to you as well -- over 2,000 years after Jesus's miraculous birth. He didn't come for a certain group of people. His birth was a great joy for all the people. And that includes you!
If you've never begun a relationship with the Savior born in the city of David that night and if you feel He may be calling you to do so now, don't wait. Go straight to Him just as the shepherds did. Please feel free to send me a note with any questions you may have -- or even if you're not sure quite what to ask.
In the meantime, happy Christmas to one and all!