The birth of Jesus Christ was a fulfillment of prophecies uttered several years ago. Prophets like Micah even prophesied about where the Saviour of the world was to be born and that was Bethlehem in Judea.

When Jesus was born, according to the gospel of Luke, the first group of people who got to know was the shepherds. While the shepherds were tending their flock by night, an angel of the Lord appeared to them and said, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”

The shepherds like the prostitutes, tax collectors, and lepers were not regarded in Israel. But God announced the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ to them to signify that Jesus is the Saviour of the world. He came to save all including the outcast, the rejected, the low class, and the ordinary people.

In Matthew’s gospel, the birth of Jesus Christ was announced to the Magi from the East which is modern-day Iran. They were noble people who were wise and wealthy. They represented all the gentiles. Through them, the gospel or the good news was given to all gentiles.

No matter your status Jesus Christ was born for everyone. As we celebrate Christmas today, remember, Jesus Christ was born to save the world from the power of Satan and sin. This good news is for all.

In John 3:36 the scripture says, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world and this good news is for everyone.