Good morning: Have you heard the news? We all have. The angel’s message to the shepherds of Bethlehem has echoed down through two millennia: “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord” (Lk. 2:10-11). Far from being old and outdated, the news is as relevant now as ever. We are just as much in need of good news as the shepherds. They faced hardships in their personal lives and the guilt of sin within. We do too. They witnessed the wages of sin in suffering and death all around them. In spite of all the technological, scientific, and medical advances since then, the wages of sin is still death. The good news of great joy is that God Himself intervened in human history to overcome sin and death. The Baby in the manger is none other than the Word-Made-Flesh, who came to set us free from the curse of sin. Paul summed it up beautifully: “And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory” (1 Tim. 3:16). That is news which is always new and refreshing to tired, weary, and discouraged souls. That is the news our children will announce tonight and for which we will praise God again tomorrow and Sunday. Hear the news! Invite others to hear it too, and rejoice! Yours in Christ, Pastor The Christmas Eve service is 6:00 tonight. The Christmas Day song service begins at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Our Sunday schedule remains the same with two services and Sunday school and Bible class.