In the Christmas story, there are a few words or phrases that stand out to us. They highlight those moments of special significance in the story of the birth of Christ. Over the five weekends in December, come and reflect with us on those moments, seeing how they encouraged and directed the hearts of the hearers and how their timeless message reaches us today.
“DO NOT BE AFRAID” – Luke 1:30 -- The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
“BLESSED” – Luke 1:41-42 -- When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
“SAVIOR” -- Luke 2:11 – “For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
“BEHOLD” – Luke 2:10 -- But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy
which will be for all the people.
“GLORY TO GOD” – Luke 2:13-14 -- And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”