A VOICE IS HEARD
Day # 25
Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
“Go tell it on the mountains…” Perhaps you joined in singing this song last night at Christmas Eve worship or this morning at Christmas Day worship. Have you actually paid attention to what you are singing? You are saying that you want to be like the shepherds on that first Christmas.
They were disturbed as they watched their sheep by night. The angels came and gave them the good news that the Savior was born in Bethlehem. They hurried off to Bethlehem and soon found the baby, lying in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes. No room in the inn? Not a problem. Dirty shepherds coming to see a baby? Not an issue when you think of them being in a stable. What hospital would let them in? But a stable? It was a fitting place for them to find the Savior.
Then they did what shepherds do, returned to their flocks. Of course they did. Why wouldn’t they? It was their life. Even with the Savior born, they had to watch over the sheep to keep them safe. But what they did as they returned to the flocks, that is truly amazing. They told everyone they met. They praised God. It is like they walked out of the stable singing the song of the ages. They probably sang some of their favorite Psalms. They lifted up their voices to the people as they came out of their warm houses. They told them about a baby, about angels, about the Savior. They didn’t care who heard. They just said what needed to be said. A Savior is born to you on this day!
What are you going to do today? What are you going to say as you go about your day? Will you speak the words of the shepherds? Will you sing the song of the ages? Go tell it on a mountain, the Savior is born! What great news this is. A Recipe for a Savior is complete. Or is it? Yes, a baby is born. The Savior is born. But why has He come? That, my friends, is a story for another time.
Prayer: Alleluia! Praise to You, dear God. You have sent Your only-begotten Son to be our Savior. How overwhelming it is to see how throughout the years, You kept Your word. You promised and You fulfilled the promise. I am blown away by Your love. Thank You. Amen.
Deeper Thought: As A Recipe for a Savior comes to an end remember that it is just the beginning. The Child is born. Yet He comes to save. How He does that is even more amazing that His birth. Think about the wonder that the Son of God came for you!