The Christmas Chapter, Pt. 10

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  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.

Luke 2:9-11

We now get to what I consider to be the greatest verse in all of the Bible dealing with Christmas, verse 11.  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”  That is the Christmas story summed up in one verse.  The angel of the Lord is speaking directly to the shepherds in this verse, but he could just have easily been speaking directly to any one of us.  “For unto you is born this day…”

This was not just some impersonal force coming into the world.  This was the Saviour of mankind coming into the world.  This was a person Saviour.  He would come to “seek and to save that which was lost.”  He would come to help individuals.  The angel may have been speaking to the shepherds, but he was also speaking to us.  He was speaking to the blind man who received his sight.  He was speaking to the lame man who had no one to help him and was healed.  He was speaking to the demon possessed man running around the tombs who ended up clothed and in his right mind.  He was speaking to a cursing fisherman named Peter.  He was speaking to a church persecuting Pharisee named Saul.  He was speaking to every sinner born since He came.  He was speaking to me.

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour…”

2 responses to this post.

  1. Rejoicing that He came to seek and save that which was lost . ..me among them! God bless you, Ben, and Merry Christmas!

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