Read Luke 2:1-14
I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. —Luke 2:10
Simon had emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States. His wife, Kay, and all three of their children had been born in the US. Then Jenny married Roberto from Panama. Bill married Vania from Portugal. And Lucas married Bora from South Korea.
On Christmas Eve, as the family gathered for a celebration, they began singing “Silent Night” in their native tongues—a sweet sound indeed for the Lord of the earth to hear as they celebrated the birth of His Son.
Two thousand years ago, the silence of a quiet night ended abruptly when an angel told the shepherds a baby had been born: “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people” (Luke 2:10). Then a multitude of angels began praising God, saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased” (v.14). Christ the Lord, the Savior of the world, was born!
God’s gracious gift, His Son, which was announced on that long-ago silent night, is still available to everyone. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). —Cindy Hess Kasper
Christ the Lord—the Savior of the world—is born!
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