Luke 2:8-18 HCSB
In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. This will be the sign for you:You will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.” Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors! When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the feeding trough. After seeing ⌊them⌋, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
What a birth announcement! The shepherds were terrified, but their fear turned to joy as the angels announced the Messiah’s birth. Frist the shepherds ran to see the baby; then they spread the word. Jesus is your Messiah, your Savior. Do you look forward to meeting him in prayer and in his Word each day? Have you discovered a Lord so wonderful that you can’t help sharing your joy with your other’s?
The Lord’s Great calling for baby christians and older christians. Preach the Good News. This week, find someone, and invite them to church and show that you care for them by telling them the Gospel of Jesus.
Last, don’t be scared. God protects those who listen to his voice. Hear his voice and follow his direct he as point to you, even if it is a longer/harder way, than before.
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