The Most Wonderful Message the World Has Ever Heard or Ever Will Hear

This Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity — hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory — because at the Father’s will Jesus Christ became poor and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross. It is the most wonderful message that the world has ever heard, or will hear.

J. I. Packer in Nancy Guthrie, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2008), 71.