As we reflect on all of those encounters with the message of hope that Jesus was either on His way or already arrived, the number and variety of times God chose to share this news is striking.
God did not hide His Son away. He was not stingy with those He shared the news. He shared freely . . . grandly . . . generously!
Let's just think for a minute about some of the instances of God's generosity:
- He made Himself known to the wise men far away with enough notice to travel all the way to Bethlehem
- His angel appeared to Mary and Joseph to explain this amazing journey they were about to participate in.
- A multitude of angels came to the shepherds to announce the birth.
- God prepared the heart of Simeon who waited in the courts of the Temple for the Messiah to make Himself known.
What stands out is how generous God was with the Good News. He truly wanted the world to know and was intentional about His communication to us. Let us take time this Christmas to thank Him for this wondrous gift!