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Jesus Good News

When it was time to give birth to Jesus, no one had room for Him. So, Mary did what she had to do. Humbling circumstances for the King of Kings, don’t you think? But that is who Jesus is.

  • Jesus humbled Himself for our sakes.
  • To redeem us from continually missing God’s goal for our lives, he came to earth as a man, born into circumstances beyond His control.

God wants to know; do we have room for His son? Yes, dear Father, we do.

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God lets us know not to be afraid. God sends angels to let us know. The arrival of Jesus marks a great and joyful event. God brings us good news. We are to celebrate that God’s son, Jesus, arrived as a savior. Jesus is our Messiah and Master.

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

                “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. [1]

Luke 2:1-20

The shepherds were afraid and filled not just with fear but great fear. They were stunned. God and Jesus have tons to say about fear. Much of the time, the message is do not be afraid, have faith. I need to focus on having more faith. I need to get it into my heart the God is good and in a good mood. Knowing that and believing that removes fear. God has good things in store for me.

  • Matthew 10:29–31 — “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
  • Matthew 8:26 —He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.
  • Mark 6:49–51 —But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw Him and were terrified. But immediately He spoke with them and said to them, “Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.” Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished,
  • John 14:27 — 27 “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
  • Deuteronomy 1:21 — 21 ‘See, the Master your God has placed the land before you; go up, take possession, as the Master, the God of your fathers, has spoken to you. Do not fear or be dismayed.’
  • Psalm 23:4 — 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
  • Proverbs 3:25–26 — 25 Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; 26 For the Master will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.
  • Exodus 14:13 — 13 But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Master which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.
  • Deuteronomy 1:29 — 29 “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be shocked, nor fear them.
  • Deuteronomy 7:18–21 — 18 you shall not be afraid of them; you shall well remember what the Master your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt: 19 the great trials which your eyes saw and the signs and the wonders and the mighty hand and the outstretched arm by which the Master your God brought you out. So shall the Master your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. 20 “Moreover, the Master your God will send the hornet against them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you perish. 21 “You shall not dread them, for the Master your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 — 6 “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Master your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
  • Joshua 11:6 — 6 Then the Master said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow at this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.”
  • Nehemiah 4:14 — 14 When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Master who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.”
  • Psalm 3:6 — 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me round about.
  • Psalm 34:4 — 4 I sought the Master, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
  • Psalm 49:5 — 5 Why should I fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,
  • Psalm 56:3 — 3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
  • Isaiah 10:24 — 24 Therefore thus says the Master God of hosts, “O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear the Assyrian who strikes you with the rod and lifts up his staff against you, the way Egypt did.
  • Isaiah 35:3–4 — 3 Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. 4 Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.”
  • Isaiah 41:14 — 14 “Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you,” declares the Master, “and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Isaiah 43:5 — 5 “Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west.
  • Isaiah 44:8 — 8 ‘Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.’ ”
  • Isaiah 51:12 — 12 “I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies And of the son of man who is made like grass,
  • Jeremiah 1:8 — 8 “Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Master.
  • Jeremiah 1:17 — 17 “Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.
  • Jeremiah 30:10 — 10 ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant,’ declares the Master, ‘And do not be dismayed, O Israel; For behold, I will save you from afar And your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease, And no one will make him afraid.
  • Jeremiah 42:11 — 11 ‘Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you are now fearing; do not be afraid of him,’ declares the Master, ‘for I am with you to save you and deliver you from his hand.
  • Jeremiah 46:27 — 27 “But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear, Nor be dismayed, O Israel! For, see, I am going to save you from afar, And your descendants from the land of their captivity; And Jacob will return and be undisturbed And secure, with no one making him tremble.
  • Ezekiel 2:6 — 6 “And you, son of man, neither fear them nor fear their words, though thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house.
  • Ezekiel 3:9 — 9 “Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.”
  • Daniel 10:19 — 19 He said, “O man of high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!” Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, “May my Master speak, for you have strengthened me.”

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 2:1–20.