Christmas, a time when there are two types people, those who love it and those who hate it.

You may know the song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” written in by Eddie Pola and George Wyle in 1963. This song contains thoughts about, family and friends, marshmallows, fires, snow are sung about.  These are wonderful things that are all associated with Christmas but they are not the real reason for the joy of Christmas.  The real joy of Christmas is found in the fact that born is the King.

Luke 2:9-11 (NLT)
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  The Saviour—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!

Suddenly everything was different.  Here we have one of those moments when a divine interruption happened.  Shepherds doing what they did every night and suddenly the peace of the night was broken by first the angel of the Lord and then by a whole choir of angels that announced good news that will cause great joy to all people.

This news was not some insignificant moment in the history of mankind but it was an announcement that would in time shake heaven and earth.  It was a proclamation that today the King has been born.  That God has taken on the form of man for the purpose of bringing salvation to all who will receive Him.

The shock and fear from the angelic visitation soon gave way to rejoicing and much joy as the weight of the words sunk in.  The moment that many had looked forward to had finally come.  Born is the King!  Not just born is a king, but born is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Joy to all people who receive the coming King and His Kingdom.  Jesus born to die so we can have eternal life.

Christmas time is that time when we celebrate, born is the King, the start of the redemption journey.