|"Well may the children rejoice to-day and fear not."|
It was an angel who brought this message. I suppose he felt honored as he bore it and the other angels were so interested that they followed him and joined in a chorus of praise to God. It is pleasant to carry good news to even one person. But he announced "good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." As he spake the night was lighted into brilliance by the glory of God. But what was the message of the angel? "A Savior is born, who is Christ the Lord."
Christ's advent is good tidings to the children. Christmas is the happiest day of the year for them. How different childhood is since Jesus came. How much care and thought and love are given to children now, and how different their lives in heathen lands where Christ is not known. Well may the children rejoice to-day and fear not. E. A. Woods, First Baptist Church, 1898. Visit First Baptist Today.
(Worship video of 4 Him's "A Strange Way to Save the World" with lyrics.)