Luke 2:10 - 11: "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."
The above quoted Scripture was said by the angels to the shepherds on the night that Christ was born in Bethlehem. Christ's coming into the world continues to be good news that causes great joy for all people. I think of the people who will prepare, distribute, and receive special holiday meals. Good news, great joy! I think of those who have found safe shelter from life's physical and emotional storms. Good news, great joy! I think of those who are receiving gifts of grace and forgiveness this holiday season. Good news, great joy! I think of those who are learning that the good news and great joy are for all people.
My prayer for all people is that they will experience the good news that causes great joy. Merry Christmas!
Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12