This Sunday in church, the pastor was talking about the current Christmas season and said that Jesus is the greatest gift and the greatest joy. Luke 2 is clear about this-the angel says that the good news of Jesus’ birth is great joy, for everyone! Then he says that Jesus was born unto the shepherds, or to the shepherds-essentially a gift for them (and for all of humanity, including me).
“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:8-11