The Joy of Christmas
The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:10-12
Rejoice, you who feel that you are lost; your Savior comes to seek and save you. Be of good cheer you who are in prison, for he comes to set you free. You who are famished and ready to die, rejoice that he has set aside for you a Bethlehem, a house of bread, and he has come to be the bread of life to your souls.
Rejoice, O sinners, everywhere for the restorer of the castaways, the Savior of the fallen is born. Join in the joy, you saints, for he is the preserver of the saved ones, delivering them from innumerable perils, and he is the prefecter of those he preserves.
Jesus is no partial Savior, beginning a work and not finishing it; but, restoring and upholding, he also prefects and presents the saved ones without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing before his Father’s throne. Rejoice! Let your hills and valleys ring with joy, for a Savior who is mighty to save is born among you.
“‘Twas mercy that filled the throne,
As wrath stood silent by,
When Christ on the kind errand came
To sinners doomed to die.”
- Charles Spurgeon