“For today a Savior has been born for you in the city of David: he is Christ the Lord.”
THE DAY OF DAYS
A quiet Sunday afternoon was shattered with tragic news: Pearl Harbor had been bombed! The date was December 7, 1941. A fleet of enemy planes had stolen in on the unsuspecting island and launched a war that cost over a million lives. The events of that day altered the history of our nation. It was a “day of days” just as 9-11 would be so many years later.
On a quiet Judean hillside, some unsuspecting shepherds were also to hear some news that would not only change the history of a nation but also change the complete course of mankind. An angel appeared with a simple message – one of hope and eternal life and peace: “I bring you good tidings of great joy.” The events of that day would be remembered forever, for the birth of a child a few miles away would become the pivotal point of human and religious history. The day Christ was born.
There is coming even a greater day, the day of all days. We Christians are looking forward to that hour when again quietness will be shattered, this time however, it will be with a golden trumpet, and our Savior will come again. He will come, not to the shepherds on a hillside or to a manager in Bethlehem, but to all those who are waiting for Him. This will be the day of all days. May we remember the last words of the Bible: “He who offers testimony to these things, says: ‘Even now, I am approaching quickly. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (Revelation 22:20-21)