CUFI’s Word of The Week – When Christ Was Born, God Broke His Silence

CUFI’s Word of The Week – When Christ Was Born, God Broke His Silence

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army of angels praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, 

And on Earth peace among people with whom He is pleased.”

— Luke 2:10-14

In a few days, Christians all over the world will celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior. But perhaps you are finding it difficult to rejoice in the “good news of great joy” commemorated during Christmas. Perhaps you are weary, grieved, and even disillusioned. There is hope for you this season.

The birth of Jesus is a timely reminder for us today of the way God often works: quietly, humbly, and even seemingly imperceptibly. Jesus, whose name means “The Lord saves,” was born to a middle-class family in a stable for animals. By all accounts, it was a normal and unremarkable birth. But Joseph and Mary had welcomed into the world the One by whom it had been formed, the One through whom it would be redeemed for God.

If you feel God is silent, don’t lose hope. After 400 years, God broke His silence and brought Jesus into the world “when the fullness of time came” (Galatians 4:4). There is hope. He will speak again, and He is working all things for your good, even if you can’t perceive it right now.

May you praise His great name even in your weariness and doubt, and may He grant you peace in Christ Jesus.

Read: Psalm 35.