The true message of Christmas was delivered by the angels immediately after the birth of Jesus. The angels appeared to the shepherds watching over their flocks with the following Christmas message:
‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord’ (Luke 2: 10, 11).
The true message of Christmas is good news and great joy to all humanity. Immediately after the fall of humanity, God promised a Savior. In the fullness of time God perfectly fulfilled that promise through Jesus Christ. That is the true message of Christmas.
The first true message of Christmas
The message of Christmas has three parts. The first message is ‘do not be afraid’. Although this message was specific to the shepherds who were frightened after seeing the angles, this is an assuring message for all of us. We don’t have to be afraid anymore because something amazing has happened. What is it? That is the second message of Christmas.
The second true message of Christmas
The second message of Christmas is ‘good news of great joy’. This good news of great joy is not to an elite group of people, but to all humanity. So, what is the ‘good news of great joy?’ That is the third message of Christmas.
The third true message of Christmas
The third message of Christmas is that ‘today a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.’ That is the true message of Christmas.
Whether you like it or not, Jesus is the reason for the season. Have a Merry Christmas.
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