For all the people!
Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of
great joy which will be for all the people. Luke 2:10
You who experiences it like you are sitting captured in a
spiritual darkness - properly speaking it is not the case! The light
shines for you now! It shines for you in the Word you have in front of
you exactly in this moment!
It is an angel sent from God who preaches for you now, he testifies
about Jesus and speaks about Him as a «great joy!»
You might say: I know that Jesus is a great joy for those who has
come to Him, and belongs to Him, but what about me who only sees sin and
darkness, and does not manage to tear of the slightest bond that binds
But what did the angel preach? «- a joy for all
Those who had it the same way as you have it now, would necessarily
also had to be counted in here! - Yes, those too, who was bound by all
kinds of sin and bad habits and did not even care about getting loose!
All the people!
Maybe you are seeing the one bond after the other, and thinks: I
have to get loose of this if I shall get to Jesus and belong to Him! No,
we are seduced this way, and we are seducing ourselves this way, as long
as we do not see the light which the Lord let shine for us. It is only
one bond, one chain, you have to be freed from, and that is the
Hear the Word today - it is namely no less a person than God
Himself who sends it to you: All the people!
How shall you manage to put yourself outside of that! No, you too
are included here.
He is given to you, as true as God cannot lie. But maybe you
haven't got to rejoice at it yet! Then, may this Christmas be the one
you can look back on and say: Then I got to see!
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