It has seemed that every day we have been bombarded with bad news this year, yet recently this has been replaced by some good news. Borders are slowly opening. Vaccines are being developed. The economy is improving. This good news has implications for the entire community.
As we celebrate Christmas 2020, we remember a bold announcement that was made 2000 years ago when Good News was shared that has implications not just for a community, but the entire human race. Here it is:
“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 Saviour has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.” (Luke 2:10–11)
The Good News for all people, regardless of ethnicity, age or gender, is that God‘s love has come as a baby, lying in a manger. For a long time, God had been planning to send Jesus to a world that was dark and heavy, and His gift brought light and life and joy. Though it was given 2000 years ago, He is the gift that keeps on giving.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
This Christmas, let us focus on the Good News and remember the continual gift that Jesus is to us all, bringing light into darkness, joy to our world and truth that sets people free.