THURSDAY December 27, 2018
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.
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.
The shepherds had found the Babe––Christ the Lord––the Savior. After the Shepherds had seen Jesus, they publicly made known what was told them about this Child. Those who heard marveled. Mary, the mother of Jesus, pondered all these sayings about her Child 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 had heard from the Lord, by the angel, but for who they had seen with their very own eyes (Luke 2:17-20).
Perhaps, this Christmas season, you find yourself melancholy and alone. Your days are monotonous, all you do is work, eat and sleep. You may feel empty and unfulfilled in your field of work. You question, “Is this all there is to life?” But you have yet to discover the significance of finding Jesus, the Babe, wrapped in swaddling cloth, lying in the manger.
This Christmas season could be the time when you find Christ! Then, as He changes your life will change, you too will praise and glorify God for the things you have heard and seen. Your life will be filled with joy, hope and peace.
Apart from the bright hope of the Gospel everything would be meaningless.
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