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.” Luke 2:10-11
I will always remember the birth of my nephew and my niece. With my nephew, I was in the appropriately titled “waiting room” – waiting with the rest of the family for that sweet lullaby to play over the intercom of St. Mary’s Hospital. The moment the song began I started to weep with joy. What we had been waiting for – much longer than 9 months – had finally arrived. For my niece, I was blessed to be in the delivery room for her birth and experienced the same overwhelming emotions as the waiting was over. She was here!
In the months leading up to their births, there were many little celebrations but they paled in comparison to the celebration of their arrival. What we had hoped for, what we longed for, what we had been promised was finally delivered. Love in the flesh. Let’s celebrate!
The season of Advent is over. The waiting has been pregnant with joy; expectant with hope. The promise has been delivered. Love in the flesh. Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ, Jesus the Good Shepherd, Jesus who forgives our sins, Jesus who will come again, Jesus the son of Mary, the Son of David, and the very Son of God!
O come let us adore Him. Christ the Lord!
Let’s celebrate Jesus!