A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
If you make your way to the post office or mailbox during the month of December you will most likely discover a Christmas Card waiting for you. According to statista.com, the average American will spend nearly thirty dollars this month on Christmas cards. Clearly the expression of well wishes and greetings remains a priority, even in a digital age, because good news is meant to be shared.
In the gospel of Luke, the birth of Jesus is announced to a group of shepherds by an angel of the Lord. The angel tells the shepherds to, “…not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.” The phrase good news is the root for the word evangelize which means to share or announce what Jesus Christ has done. After rushing off to see everything that the angel had told them, the shepherds returned home praising God for everything that they had seen and heard.
Everyone loves to receive and give good news. The news of the Savior’s birth is one that is relevant to all people extending beyond race and culture. Let’s remember that Christians have the greatest news to share and we get to deliver it personally to everyone we meet!