“Unto you…”

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.–Luke 2:11

We are leaving for Texas early Monday morning, so you won’t hear from me for about two weeks.  I leave you with John Calvin’s wonderful meditation on the angel’s announcement to the shepherds in Luke 2:11, specifically the words “unto you”:

The pronoun “to you” is very emphatic, for it would have given no great delight to hear that the Author of salvation was “born” unless each person believed that for himself he was born.  In the same manner Isaiah says, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,” (Isaiah ix.6).

Good news is never abstract.  It is always personal.  Merry Christmas to all who will make Christ their own.


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