“…I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
–Luke 2:10 NIV
Why do you suppose the most important birth announcement in history was sent first to a group of lowly shepherds? On that first Christmas, the angels showed up to tell them a new Ruler had been born, and this One was not like any other. He would be a Savior…yes, a Shepherd for all people, including, and perhaps especially for, those who have been ignored and forgotten by the world.
If you have never identified yourself as particularly lost or forgotten, remember that everyone was born as an outcast from God’s family (Colossians 1:13). But His message to you is the same today as it was for those shepherds so long ago: A Savior has been born for you. He is Christ the Lord!
No matter where you are in your relationship with the Lord, you have been given a personal invitation to come and see the King of kings. Don’t miss Him. Draw near and respond to Jesus as those first shepherds did by “glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen” (Luke 2:20 NIV).
- God, I see you. I hear Your call. Help me to come to You and accept Your love, grace, and mercy.
- God, help me join my voice with those of the shepherds and to worship and praise You for the gift of Jesus.