God with Us - Joy Instead of Fear - Monday, December 5th

God with Us - Joy Instead of Fear - Monday, December 5th

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. Luke 2:6-10

Today's thoughts from today's verses:

Jesus Christ is the Father's Christmas gift to us. Last week we saw important things that make up who Jesus Christ, God's Christmas gift, is to us. At the very center is the fact that Jesus Christ is indeed the Savior of the World. This week we look at important things that make up the Christmas event itself that resulted in the Savior of the World being present ("Immanuel") with us here on earth. As we do this we will understand more and more of the full meaning of Christ's presence with us.

We live in a broken world that needs to be fixed. Since shortly after the dawn of time this has been true. Our brokenness is why we need a Savior. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, was born in a stable. This original Christmas event was announced by an angel to a lowly group of shepherds. What great words were spoken to the frightened shepherds by the angel, “'Don’t be afraid!' he said. 'I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.'" Just like the shepherds we need "Good News" to move us from fear to joy. The birth of Christ is "Good News" because Jesus Christ came as the "Savior of the World."

A Savior is one who rescues and redeems. A Savior does not reach down from above with a Heavenly hand and swat this broken, messed up world and send it into oblivion. A Savior comes down from above as God, the Son in human form. He goes from a baby in a manger to the Savior on the cross with human hands stretched wide in the sacrifice of himself for the sins of the world and in welcome to all who will embrace the "Good News" of who he is and what he has done.

Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:

Lord, truly the "good news" of Christ's birth has brought great joy to me. I am redeemed from sin and you are fixing my brokenness. Thank you for not swatting this broken world with the hand of judgment. Thank you, Jesus, for being the Savior of the world instead. Thank you for being my Savior. Amen!

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