After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. -Luke 2:17 NLT
O Come let us adore Him! Today we celebrate the beginning of the greatest story ever told. Who could forget young Linus reading Luke 2, 8-14 in, A Charlie Brown Christmas.
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Take time today to reflect on what God did for us on this day. Just as today celebrates the redemption of the world, it could be the beginning of your redemptive story as well.
- Ask God to help you slow down and to embrace true meaning of Christmas.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit would bless you with boldness in sharing the “good news” of Jesus’ birth with someone who may not yet know of Him.