Imagine the angels singing a message to you

Imagine you were a shepard and angels came to sing a message to you.

"I bring you good news that will bring great Joy to all people". (Luke 2:10)

What is this good news that will bring joy to all people? The good news is: "The Savior - yes, the Messiah, the Lord - has been born tonight in Bethlehem." (Luke 2: 11)

This good news of the Savior, the Messiah, makes my joy a sure thing. There aren't many sure things in life. However because of Jesus, joy is no longer "occasional".  Quite frankly, there are some days that don't go very well. Sometimes I get bad news about my health, job or finances. But the kind of joy the Bible tells us about depends on Jesus alone! Joy is not an emotion. It is a person whose name is Jesus.

The Bible promises that joy is my strength, my fruit and my salvation. This good news is worth repeating again and again and again. I invite you to join us today in repeating to everyone you know and love and meet – "The Christchild's birthday is here!" Let's worship this week singing with gusto: "Joy to the world! The Savior reigns. Let men their songs employ. While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat, the sounding joy."

LutheranCentral wishes you and your family a joy filled Christmas and New Year.