Good News For All People

Good morning and God bless you all! Thank you all for your prayers! I am feeling much better, praise God! The Lord has been strengthening and encouraging my heart, taking away the pain, and helping my appetite, and I am so grateful! Christmas is only a couple weeks away now, and 2021 is just around the corner. I’m sure we are all ready for 2020 to end. My focus is solely on Jesus. He is the true joy, hope, and light of Christmas, and His birth is good news for the whole world!

If Jesus had not been born, there would be no hope in this world. We all need a Savior, and the good news of the Gospel is that God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world! God offers us forgiveness of our sins and eternal life through faith in Jesus, and that is the greatest gift we could ever receive!

Let’s take a look at the historical account of the birth of Jesus as recorded in the Book of Luke:

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace to men on whom

his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”

-Luke 2:1-20

Just like the angel said, the birth of Jesus Christ is good news of great joy for all people! God loves us all so much that He came to earth in human flesh to pay the penalty for our sin for us! The shepherds were so excited that they ran out and told everyone they could. They were the first evangelists that night as they spread the good news that the Savior of the world had been born, and believers in Jesus have been sharing that glorious message ever since!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

-Jesus speaking in John 3:16

The beautiful joy of Christmas is Jesus! Glory to God in the highest for sending His Son to save our souls! That is what we all truly want deep inside our hearts. We want to be at peace with God and know that we are going to Heaven. We can have that full assurance through faith in Jesus! Salvation is a free gift of God’s abundant grace, and it can only be received through faith in Jesus.

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

-John 14:6

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

-Romans 10:9

“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

-Romans 3:22-24

As Isaiah prophesied around 700 years before the birth of Jesus:

“For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his

shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

-Isaiah 9:6

If you do not have His peace inside your soul yet, please come to Jesus today and receive that most precious gift of eternal life! Through faith in Jesus, you will be reconciled with God and made righteous by the power of His Holy Spirit! Your sins will be forgiven and you will become a child of God! There is no greater gift than the salvation of your soul!

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

-Jesus speaking in Matthew 11:28-30

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory.”

-Ephesians 1:13-14

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast.”

-Ephesians 2:8-9

Jesus is the light of the world. Without Jesus, the world would be in darkness. Jesus is the only One who was born to save our souls, and there is no other Savior. Please consider the gracious gift of eternal life that God is offering you! Repent and turn from sin, and be at peace with God. He loves you and He will receive you as His own!

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

-John 8:12

“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”

-John 1:12-13

That is the true glory of Christmas! A beautiful little baby born in a manger who came to save us from sin and death! Jesus is Lord!

Grace and peace to you all, and Merry Christmas!

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright ยฉ 2021 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

68 thoughts on “Good News For All People”

  1. Ryan, you are feeling better I can tell, that is music to my ears!!! Praise God! I am so thankful for His grace and love and blessings he has given you. โ€œThe beautiful joy of Christmas is Jesus!โ€โ€ฆ.you wrote a beautiful and uplifting post, Amen! Jesus is our life and light, our Messiah. Merry Christmas to you too, Ryan. I am so happy that you are feeling so much better. Love you.

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  2. Amazing Grace Lyrics

    Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me.
    I once was lost, but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.
    ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears relieved.
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed.
    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    I have already come;
    ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
    And grace will lead me home.
    The Lord has promised good to me
    His word my hope secures;
    He will my shield and portion be,
    As long as life endures.
    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    and mortal life shall cease,
    I shall possess withinย the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.
    When we’ve been there ten thousand years
    Bright shining as the sun,
    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
    Than when we’ve first begun.

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      1. ๐Ÿ“–โœ’๐Ÿ’ŽYou can’t imagine how happy I am to know that God is restoring you, oh what a great joy that the Lord Jesus Christ is glorified in everything, I thank God for having a brother in faith who loves God with all his heart. .. God bless you my brother and your family …. Oh what great joy ….. what eternal joy …..

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  3. I’m so glad you’re feeling better!
    Thank you for sharing the true meaning of Christmas. With all the decorations and shopping and sales ads, it’s easy for people to get caught up in a commercialized Christmas and forget what it’s really all about. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  4. I wrote this several years ago when I was in pretty much the same hopelessness as I read here in your post. My heart goes out to you.

    The Wonder of Your Love

    The wonder of Your love
    The comfort of Your love
    The breadth of Your love
    I stand in awe and know that You are there.

    In the sad times and the bad
    In the sorrow of my pain
    In the darkness of the night
    Oh, how I love the presence of my Lord.

    When fear and terror falls
    When anger turns to wrath
    When evil seems to reign
    You are always there to calm me down.

    If sorrow fills my heart
    If heartless words begin to hurt
    If nothing seems quite right
    Your name is all I need to lift me up.

    So many years have past
    So often I have lost my way
    So tiring I have found my pain
    Oh, Jesus I know that You are always there.

    How many times have I cried?
    How many times have I prayed?
    How could I ever find my strength?
    But You have always soothed my aching heart.

    Too frequently I complain
    Too many are worse off than me
    Too few show any heed
    Yet He paid the price for you and me.

    The wonder of Your love
    The comfort of Your love
    The fullness of Your Love
    I stand in awe and know that You are there.

    ยฉ Chrissy Siggee

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      1. On a practical note and probably sick to death of suggestions but I changed my doctor to treat the huge amount of damaged caused (I’m now anaphylactic to wheat and citrus) Most of my horrible symptoms was triggered by repeated tests and treatment. I cringed when I read that you were eating rice noodles… My allergist specialist said never eat rice in any form.

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      2. I’m sorry to hear about your suffering. Oats caused me to go into anaphylactic shock on 4-28-2012. That is when I stopped breathing and was with Jesus for a moment before He put me back in my body. Thank you for the advice! I had not heard that about rice. I don’t have any trouble with the rice noodles, but I don’t eat much rice. I don’t eat oranges or any acidic fruits. It is crazy what food can do to people. It would be nice to find a doctor who understands Celiac. Not many do.

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      3. Whoa, that would be devastating for me! Yeah, we always check the labels very carefully. I eat the Tinkyada brand brown rice noodles. Just brown rice, no wheat. Scary how some places cross contaminate. I only eat foods from certified gluten free facilities. We even call companies who sell chicken to ask what they are fed. I can’t eat any animals who eat soy or grains. Only organic free range. I only eat organic, gluten free, and Non-GMO. Have to be so careful. God bless!

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      4. I also eat free range bison from South Dakota. I order it 25 pounds at a time. That is my main source of protein. Their site is:
        https://wildideabuffalo.com/
        Great family ranch and their bison is delicious. I emailed them about my Celiac and how much the bison has helped me, and they actually invited me and my family to their ranch. Hope to visit someday.

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      1. For the most part, things are now going well here. My job’s going good. My next shift will be the first in a month – I had taken two weeks off for an early Christmas break to see my girlfriend and my Grandma, then Grandma died the week after I got back and the funeral was held the week after that, so I wound up with 4 weeks off work.

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      2. You have had a lot on your plate recently. I think that’s the first time I’ve heard about your girlfriend. That’s great. How long have you been dating? Glad to hear the job is good too. Praying for your family. I miss my Grandma and she passed many years ago. God bless you all.

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  5. Christmas is my favorite time of the year (seriously!) I missed the days when we used to go caroling on the street and just enjoying the season.Though Christmas has become so commercialized your post is a great reminder to all of us, that the reason for the season is Christ Jesus! Blessings to you my brother.

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  6. God Will Make A Way

    God will make a way
    Where there seems to be no way
    He works in ways we cannot see
    He will make a way for me

    He will be my guide
    Hold me closely to His side
    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way
    He will make a way

    God will make a way
    Where there seems to be no way
    He works in ways we cannot see
    He will make a way for me

    He will be my guide
    Hold me closely to His side
    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way
    He will make a way

    By a roadway in the wilderness
    He’ll lead me
    Rivers in the desert will I see
    Heaven and earth will fade
    But His Word will still remain
    He will do something new today

    God will make a way
    Where there seems to be no way
    He works in ways we cannot see
    He will make a way for me

    He will be my guide
    Hold me closely to His side
    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way
    He will make a way

    Oh, God will make a way
    Where there seems to be no way
    He works in ways we cannot see
    He will make a way for me

    He will be my guide
    Hold me closely to His side
    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way
    He will make a way

    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way
    He will make a way

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