Luke 2:10-11: “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Soon we will celebrate Christmas, as a reminder that Jesus came into this world to be our Lord and Savior. Jesus is no longer the little child in the manger, but our victorious and triumphant Lord and Master.
The angel began his message about Jesus` coming by saying, “Do not be afraid!” Today, even more than ever before, this message is relevant. In a world of unrest, pandemic and many threats to humanity, it sounds loud and clear:” Do not be afraid!”
Christ has won an eternal victory for us at Calvary. We do not have to be afraid because we have a Savior! Christ came to deliver us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of the beloved Son.
As we enter the Christmas season, we can rejoice that the Messiah has come as our Savior and Lord. We can also remind each other that God wants all people, to partake of this great gift of salvation by grace alone.
That is why we never rest, but reaches ever further out, to tell people about the salvation in Christ Jesus.
In Christ for the unreached!
Asbjørn and Gunlaug Skjortnes