For All the People

today's reading.
Luke 2:1-20    In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered...

the blog.
Luke chapter 2 is one of the best known passages in the Bible. Every Christmas pageant, tons of Christmas sermons, dramatic readings about Christmas--typically include or focus, in some manner, around Luke 2. So as I opened my Bible to prepare my blog on this very familiar passage, I'll be honest, I was thinking Here we go again with Luke 2. What in the world am I going to blog about? So I sat there for a couple of minutes and then decided I would read the verses slowly and carefully 2-3 times considering and searching out exactly what God would show me. As I did that, I kept coming back to verse 10 "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people," and specifically the phrase "all the people."

So take a few minutes and rethink this familiar passage. What do the angel's words communicate to you about Jesus coming to earth? Do you see any connection between the angel's "for all the people" and the fact that this message was delivered to lowly shepherds? Tami W

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