This week is the third week of Advent. When it came time for God to keep his promise to send a Savior for us, Baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesus was the very first Christmas gift. Jesus is the very best Christmas gift!
And Jesus’ birth was good news for many, many, many people. It was such good news that even the angels burst out of heaven shouting praises to God! The angels told the shepherds the good news. And then the shepherds went to find Baby Jesus all wrapped up, tight and warm and safe, lying in a manger—just as the angels had said.
As the shepherds went back to their sheep, they told everyone they met that God had kept his promise. Baby Jesus, the Savior, was born! Those people told other people, and those people told more people. Finally, someone told me and someone told you! Christ the Savior is born! Our Savior has come! Baby Jesus is God’s gift to me and to you.
Jesus our Savior is the very best Christmas gift of all. Because of Jesus, we are forgiven. We are God’s children. God’s love holds us close to him and keeps us safe forever. God kept his BIG, BIG, very best promise to send our Savior!