“And the angel said to them [the shepherds], ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.”
Fear not. Don’t be afraid. There is no need to fear.
For behold! Look closely; pay attention. What I am about to tell you is of utmost importance.
I bring good news! This is a message to embrace, not to dread.
Of great joy. The original word great is the root of our word mega. Mega joy!
It will be for ALL people. This good news of great joy is for YOU.
Look closely at verse 11. What is the good news?
Have you forgotten the joy of your salvation? Ask God to restore it to you. And may you dance in exultation when he does. It is good news worth celebrating.