Jesus is the Saviour of mankind. What a source of Hope, Peace and Joy that news brings to us.
Joseph took with him Mary, to whom he was engaged, who was now expecting a child. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.” Luke 2:1-10, NLT.
One of the blessings that Jesus brings to us is the gift of joy. This “joy” is not always a time of “happiness” but of deep contentment in Jesus. That is the real sense of joy that Jesus brings to us.
In the business of Christmas please don’t forget the main reason we gather and celebrate at this time of year, it is because Jesus is the Saviour of mankind.