Wherever you are, and however you are celebrating the holiday, Merry Christmas from all of us serving with Serge! We are so grateful for you, and wish you joy in the birth of our Savior.
Today, this short excerpt from Martin Luther’s Christmas sermon reminds us that the words recorded in Luke 2 weren’t written to merely inform, but so that you might trust that Jesus, the Son of God, did all of His saving work “for you…”
“The Gospel teaches that Christ was born and that he died and suffered everything on our behalf, as is here declared by the angel. In these words, you clearly see that he is born for us.
He does not simply say, Christ is born, but to you he is born, neither does he say, I bring glad tidings, but to you I bring glad tidings of great joy.
Furthermore, this joy was not to remain in Christ, but it shall be to all the people. For this purpose, Christ willed to be born, that through him we might be born anew.”
– Sermon for Christmas Day, Martin Luther (Lutherans in All Lands Press, 1906)