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 ESV)
The good news proclaimed was that a Saviour was born in order to save all people from eternal death. There is no better news than this in all of history.
However, in order for this to be good news, you must be willing to admit that you are in need of saving. Otherwise, the news of Christ is merely news. it doesn’t make the headlines if you don’t think there is a need for a Saviour.
If you are wondering what all the hype is about, take a moment to pray that God will open your eyes to your need for a Saviour. You may have heard the Christmas story all your life, but the thought that it is good news has never clicked with you. Today, I pray that God will show you just how good the news of Christ is!