1 thought on “Reading December 15, 2018

  1. 8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 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. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

    The babe is born, how wonderful the birth of a child. Why do I love this scene so much? Is it the virgin birth? The star? Joseph, who chose the way of God and not of man? It might be the host of angels singing, what a sound that must have been. Another option might be the child Jesus. With Jesus as a child I can be the adult, and He is dependant on my direction and timing. In child form, He is not my Savior or Lord. Is that why I love the child in a manger. If not for the cross and seven more important the open grave, the manger would mean nothing. What love! What sacrifice! He is not a child, He is my Savior and Lord. He is Christ the Lord.

    Merry CHRISTmas

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