Merry Christmas to you all!
Today I will leave you with the words of Luke on the night God became man that He may bring hope (by dying on a cross) to a world that had lived in sin and misery (darkness) since the day Adam fell in the garden. He died taking upon Himself the punishment and wrath of God for the sins of all those who would repent and put their trust in Him. He was indeed the ‘Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’:
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 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 people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:8-14)
Glory to God in the highest!