But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
The angel speaks to the shepherds of GOOD news of GREAT joy that will be for ALL PEOPLE. Today a SAVIOUR HAS BEEN BORN. How this news has been polluted down through time. “Good news of great joy” is now considered by many to be a system of do’s and don’ts, a religion of rules and regulations. For some it is seen as restriction of their personal freedom. For others it is a part of their own all-encompassing religious philosophy. But, just as God does not change, so His Good News does not change.
Being in full-time ministry for 30+ years, I have seen it over and over again – adults, teens, children. It is still good news of GREAT JOY when hearts are changed through repentence, and embrace their Savior.