The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day

Luke 2:10-11, And the angel said to [the shepherds], “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.”

Hallelujah! The angel has given a good, succinct description of the Gospel/Good News: the Messiah has been born in the city of David—Bethlehem—just as was promised! And He was born for all people, not a select few! This is the true meaning of Christmas. Not gift-giving as a meagre way to “remember” His birth; not jolly, secular Christmas songs to drive you insane; not Christmas lights, not Santa Claus who distracts children from Christ and teaches a works righteousness—not anything we normally attribute to Christmas. It is about the humble birth of our Messiah, Lord, and King. It is a season of repentance before our Lord and praises to our Lord, for He is the greatest gift to all humanity. Any other gift detracts from this great gift. It is a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night because our Saviour was born to save us from our sins.

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