Friday, December 25, 2009

Unto You a Child Is Born!

At Christmas time, I love remembering that the angels came to the shepherds and said, "Do not be afraid! I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be for all the people. Unto us a child is born!"

And then it makes me think of the little girl at the end of the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever" who stands outside the church and shouts "Unto you a child is born!!" to the neighborhood. Which always makes me cry for some reason - maybe because its important to remember that this great joy really is for ALL people.

Friends - unto YOU a child is born. God came down, leaving all the blessings and power of heaven, so that he could experience what we experience, and ultimately pay the penalty that was owed for our sins. May the Good News of today bring you great joy and peace.

Merry Christmas!