This also happens to be the same sentiment for today. People walk around aimlessly struggling to just exist. There is apathy and fear and discouragement that rules their daily lives. Financial problems, relationship problems, emotional issues, where does it end?
Fresh off of tragedy after tragedy, people are looking for hope. The great news is that a loving GOD sent His Son to this world to be that hope.
I am reminded of the verses in Luke 2:1-14
In this verse I see an encouraging message to people that I can only sum up in 3 ways:
1) Jesus quiets our fears-a matter of security
2) God gives you a sign-a matter of assurance
3) All of heaven is on your side-a matter of acceptance
As we are fed fear and despair, Jesus is still in the business of giving people a sense of security that can only come from the creator of the universe.
If you are feeling down or if you are feeling "up", look to Jesus. He came for you as a result of love.