12/24/13

Joy of Christmas: Day Twenty-Four

Christmas is so much more than presents, trees, lights, and childhood.

We would all agree that Christmas is about Christ. Yet, we only focus our study on a small part of who Christ is during this Christmas season. We only talk about mangers, starts, angels, and a baby. He is so much more than that! We sing about and talk about the joy that comes with the Christmas story. But why is it so joyful that Christ was born?

Inspired by the
Jesse Tree Advent book**, I am going to do a 25-Day series focusing on
finding joy in Christ! Click here for more info.

Joy of Christmas: Day Twenty-Four

The Angels Proclaiming

Luke 2:8-14
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.  Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, 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, goodwill toward men!”
 
Nothing would be more brilliant than a company of angels singing!  God's Son was born!  Who does God send this company of angels to??
Shepherds.  One of the lowest of society.  They are not kings.  They are not royalty.  They are nobody important, but God sent His messengers to THEM.  Are you feeling unimportant this Christmas season?  Rejoice - God chooses the lowest to bring Himself Glory.  Many of royalty might have used this opportunity to give themselves glory - but God wanted and deserved ALL of the Glory.  Do not wallow in your self-pity that you are not important. Rejoice that God is important! Rejoice and glory in God - that He sent His son to be our salvation.