SUNDAY 25 December, 2016
Finding Christ in Christmas
So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. - >Luke 2:15-16
The shepherds believed the angel’s words. The Lord had revealed to them that––Christ the Lord was born! In unison they agreed to leave their fields and flocks to go into the crowded city in search of the Child. They found the Babe, lying in the manger, just as the angel had told them.
After they had seen Jesus, they publicly made know what was told them about this Child. Those who heard marveled. Mary, the mother of Jesus, pondered all these sayings in her heart. As the shepherds returned to their flocks of sheep in the fields they glorified and praised God, not only for what they were privileged to hear but who they had found. They had found the Babe––Christ the Lord. They had seen Him for themselves with their very own eyes (Luke 2:17-20).
Perhaps, this Christmas Day, you find yourself melancholy and alone. All you seem to do is spend your days and even your nights, in some field of work. You may feel empty, unfulfilled and this question might come to mind, “Is this all there is to life? But you have yet to discover the glad tidings of the Babe, wrapped in swaddling cloth, lying in the manger.
If you search for Christ the Lord in the Scriptures you will find Him. The Lord will make the significance of Christ’s birth and His amazing purpose He has planned for your life known to you personally. This Christmas Day could be the very day you find Christ! Then you too will praise and glorify God for the birth of His Son––the greatest gift He has given to you.
… [Search] the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
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