“But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ” Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Mt. 1:20-21)
The message of the first coming of Christ is a message of hope. It is a hope for the whole world. He came to save us from our sins. His birth is a reminder to us that God hates sin and wants so much that we not suffer its tragic consequences. Because Christ came into the world, we now have the hope of salvation that He brings. His birth brings hope for new life, new faith, new beginnings, and new destiny.