// Kenneth W. Hagin
It's All About Jesus!
Over a billion greeting cards are sent during the Christmas season. That's a lot of cards! But did you know that the original Christmas greeting was sent by God to the shepherds and delivered by angels?
"Then the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord' " (Luke 2:10–11 NKJV).
Suddenly the heavenly choir began to sing with this angel, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:14 NKJV).
When the shepherds heard this message on the night Jesus was born, it calmed their fears, created hope, and called them to worship. I believe these words should do the same for us today.
You see, we live in a society where people fear many things. They fear for their safety and provision. "Will I be cold? Will I go hungry? Will I have enough to make ends meet?" Some people are confused and without hope. Sadly, many are not even concerned about their salvation.
That's why our message as believers is so important. It's only in Jesus that people can find true hope, help, and happiness. Our message the whole year through should be, "Do not be afraid. A Savior has been born. He is Christ the Lord! And He has made a way for you to be taken care of—not just in this life, but in the life to come."
Just like that first Christmas greeting spoken on the hillside so many years ago, our words should calm fears, create hope, and call others to join in worshipping Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. That's what this season is all about!
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I pray you will experience God's peace, joy, and blessings as never before.
PS. Do you know Jesus as your Savior? If not, turn to page 7 and accept the best gift you'll ever receive.