Thanks to the folks at IllustrationFriday.com for making the challenge word “Messenger” this week. After all the word Angel means messenger and with tomorrow being Christmas what a great time to key in on the message of the angels, “An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But 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[a] the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:9-12)
The angels were the first to bring the good news, Jesus has come! And so I want to bring some even better news. In this time of great joy, not everyone is joyful. Some are hurting and some are alone. To you, I want to say, that baby in the manger came for you. He came because He loves you. You were worth everything to Him. If you already know that, if you already follow Him., Seek out someone who is alone or hurting and be good news of great joy for them.
That baby in the manger was God incarnate, God in the flesh, come to love us, show us the way to God and die in our place to pave the way. No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done He will meet you right where you are and change your life for the better. I know this for a fact because He did it for me. He took me from being a suicidal drunk to where I am today. His grace and His love are amazing and they know no bounds. Trusting Him has changed everything for me. I didn’t become a preacher because I think I’m good, I’m a preacher because He is good and I want to help as many people as possible to experience the love He has for each of us. I’ll say it again, He loves you and with help, so do I.
I hope you have the greatest Christmas of your life. (If you have questions about Jesus, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to tell you more.
One other thing, this is my 500th post to the “tribe” and to each of you who faithfully follows this, I want to thank you so much for all you do. You have no idea how much your support means to me. I really love my tribe. Merry Christmas!