Proverbs 25:25 ” Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” Well, there’s nothing like good news. I love good news, don’t you? While life surely has its share of bad news, good news is really sweet, like…hearing your children are coming home for Christmas, like hearing the car doors open and close knowing they’ve arrived safely, like hearing that your plans are working out just like or even better than you hoped and prayed, like hearing you’re going to get to see an old friend you haven’t seen for a while, or like hearing an “all clear” medical report about a friend or family member.
But (and I know I shouldn’t start a sentence with a “but”)…But, there’s no greater news than that announced by the angels on that first Christmas, Luke 2:10-11
” And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” This news is so good, so unbelievably good, that it should eclipse all of the junk, the struggles, the aches and pains, and the great variety of disappointments. It should give us an irrepressible joy.
Isaiah 9:6-7 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.”
So, just a heads up…You’re all invited to our Christmas Eve service tomorrow at 6pm. It will start on time and end before 7pm. The music will be great. See you then or Sunday morning as we study what the Bibles says about heaven.