Luk 2:10 And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, because notice, I am bringing good news to you of tremendous joy — intended for all the people:
Luk 2:11 because today in the city of David, a Saviour was born for you. He is Christ the Lord.
The angel’s announcement to the shepherds about Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem is the first time Luke calls Jesus Christ. This is significant because the title links two themes in Luke’s Gospel: the life of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit.
- The angels called Jesus Lord because he was God in the flesh, master of all.
- The angels called Jesus Saviour because he came to rescue the lost.
- The angels called Jesus Christ (Anointed) because he was set apart by the Holy Spirit, chosen by the Father for the work of deliverance and the authority of leadership.
The Holy Spirit used the decree of a pagan ruler, a host of angels, and a group of excited shepherds to announce to the world that something special happened in Bethlehem that holy night.
LORD, may your Holy Spirit use us to announce to the world that Christ has come, and will come again.