The good news of Christmas is God with us! To really appreciate this good news we must first do business with the bad news! The bad news is brought to light in vs. 21. The angel of the Lord, in speaking of Jesus, says that he will save his people from their sins. What prevents God with us? Sin! Our sin must be dealt with and that is why Jesus came! The good news of Christmas is God with us, a reality made possible ONLY by the death of Jesus and our proper response to Him - Repentance and faith! On this Christmas ma we lift our voices in thanksgiving for the good news of Christmas - God with us!