Good News. Great Joy.
December 24, 2014
“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of 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.” (Luke 2:8-11)
When the angel came to the shepherds by night, he announced the birth of Jesus Christ, describing it as “good news of great joy“. The birth of Jesus Christ is good news. It is good news because, according to Matthew 1:21, “He would save His people from their sins.” The cross makes the manger good news. Jesus came into the world to bring salvation and reconcilliation to His people. Now, anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
The Christmas story is not only good news, it is good news of great joy! In light of what Jesus has done, in light of what God has given, God’s people can experience great joy. Give yourself permission to be joyful this holiday season. Let loose. Enjoy your family, enjoy good food, enjoy time off. Make it a point this Christmas to enjoy God’s blessings.
So from everyone at Schroer & Sons Contracting, we would like to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and happy new year! May your home be filled with great joy and much laughter.
Thank you for being a part of the Schroer & Sons family.