Tidings of great joy, now there is an old-fashioned statement rich with meaning. God brings you tidings of great joy, not just tidings of joy, but great joy. There is something to celebrate; Jesus was born to save you from your sins, to deliver you from the grasp of the enemy and set you free. He was born a King, He was born the Messiah, He was born Christ the Lord.
The Greek word for tidings is euaggelizo meaning to announce good news, preach the gospel, declare the word of God. And that is exactly what the angels did on the very night that Christ the Lord was born.
What great joy it is to be saved from your sins, to have a Saviour born unto us who was the greatest expression of God’s love for us. This baby, this Saviour, was God’s gift to the world not…
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