Have you ever noticed how the story of Jesus’ birth is filled with Angels? Angels are everywhere. It was an angel who told Mary she would give birth to the Messiah, the Son of God (Luke 1:30-33). It was an angel who appeared to Joseph in a dream and encouraged him to take Mary as his wife and to name her child, Jesus, “for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:19-24). It was an angel that announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds, and it was a multitude of angels who together praised God and pronounced peace on earth (Luke 2:8-15). Each one of those angels was a messenger. In fact, the word angel means messenger. In a special way, the angels have a message for all of us this Christmas season: to remind us we are messengers of Jesus, and the message of Christmas is still Christ.
None of us may have a voice as beautiful as an angel, but our voice this Christmas season can share with others the same gospel message delivered by the angels, “For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)