“But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people.”
Have you ever thought how many times in God’s Word we are told not to fear? We are such weak vessels. Going into battle, an angel appears, a dream, Moses telling the people of Israel for God, Jesus walking on the water, and so much more. See our God knows that we need Him but I wish we could just get that. One thing I know we don’t have to be afraid of God because that is one of the reason Jesus came to earth to leave with us peace, and to show us how much the Father loves us. He not up there in heaven trying to scare us into heaven. He’s trying to love us into His Kingdom. Is that what we are doing this season, or this year, or every year? Are we loving others into the kingdom of God?
The angel didn’t come to scare anyone but to encourage. He had an assignment from heaven straight from the Father’s heart. The plan of salvation had been activated and it was His plan all along. He thought of us. Even Jacob prophesied about Jesus, one of the descendants of Israel, when blessing Judah his son, he said “the scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh (the Messiah, the peaceful One) comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall be the obedience of the people…” Gen. 49:10-12
Then the angel goes on to say, “I bring you good new of great joy”. Wow the angel came to awaken us to the great joy that the news would bring. Just sit back and think of that joy that was released 2000 years ago and it’s still hear today. What ever you focus on you empower it. So sit and think of this announcement and receive the joy. God’s not in a rush. If you have all day, so does He. He will reveal Himself to you if you take the time. This is not the joy of the world it is the joy of heaven, of the God of the universe, the Saviour of our souls.
Then the angel said it is for all people. You know so many are pushing away the very thing that they need. For we are poor and wretched inside without Him. That missing piece inside you that makes you feel empty and you try to fill with everything else but Jesus, that’s where He fits and no other puzzle piece will fill that spot. It’s the right fit, the right size. God had you in mind. We all have a dangerous gift called free will. As we can see from our world that free will and choices of people have effected our world a lot. My question is what if you free will and choices effecting?
Let the love and joy of God flood your life this Christmas. Give God a chance, do you really have anything to lose? Call upon Him, He is waiting for His child to call and come to Him. He will not push Himself on you, but asks you to use your free will and choice to help change this world for Him. God bless you.