The Splendor of Christmas
Author: Kelly Holden
On the first “Christmas” an angel appears to shepherds and they were filled with great fear, but to calm them the angel says, “Fear not! A child has been born!” That is certainly an interesting way to distill fear, especially for a shepherd, who are usually unfearful people!
But not just any baby, “a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
The shepherds knew the stories and the promises. Those words would have been the most comforting words for those shepherds. The promised Messiah and Savior had come!
R.C. Sproul said on the matter, “The angel declares that this Savior-Messiah-Lord is born ‘unto you.' The divine announcement is not an oracle of judgment but the declaration of a gift. The newborn king is for us.”
How freeing and peaceful to read those words and find our eternal confidence and peace. Christ the Lord has been born and a Savior has been given! Just as we celebrate a victor in the world around us (sports, games, contests, etc), we celebrate the victory Christ demonstrated over our sin. Our Lord has conquered death.
On this Christmas of 2017, let us lovingly remember ... While we were dead in our sin, a Savior came. On calvary's hill, He paid the price. Out of sin, He bought us and provided a way to glory.
From all of us at Otyokwah,
Christians and Thankfulness