Why is the birth of Jesus good news?

Consider the verses of Matthew 1:18-24,

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us).

24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.”

Matthew says it simply here…..He will save His people from their sins. What a magnificent announcement!

The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is good news to those who live in this world. We, as believers, proclaim this good news to others so that they might believe and be changed. Changed in a world with daily news of conflict, oppression, death, and suffering.  We bring His good news of  life, peace,  joy, justice, mercy, kindness, and the love of a Savior and King who was born in a manger.

Yes, a magnificent, glory-filled announcement that only the Lord God Himself could fulfill.

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Now go spread the good news!