And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, Which is Christ the Lord.
As we once again enter the Christmas season, I would like to spend the next several days looking at these two verses, which I believe give us the best summary in the entire Bible of just what Christmas is all about.
“And the angel said unto them…” The first thing we notice about these verses is that the whole proclamation was given by “the angel.” This was not going to be anything normal. Billions of babies have been born on this Earth, and very few of them have had angels announce their birth. This was going to be a miraculous birth of a miraculous Saviour.
This was not a birth to be announced in the local newspaper. This would be a birth announced by Heavenly beings. The great Christmas song “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing” tells of the message that this angel was bringing. This was not just another birth. This was the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who would be the Saviour of the world.
He did not come from natural means. He came from Heavenly means. He did not come from earth. He came from Heaven. Everything about Him was supernatural, from His birth to His death and resurrection. His entire life was supernatural, so what other way could there have been to announce the birth of this baby boy? The angels from Heaven announced it.