The birth of Jesus is the greatest event to ever take place on this earth. This is when our King came to save us from our sins. God became flesh, and through His life, death on the cross, and resurrection, we are redeemed through our faith in Him. For this reason, we will go through the real Christmas story that happens in Luke, chapter 2, with the shepherds hearing the good news of Jesus and His glorious birth. It reads, “and there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:8-11) Glory to God, for a Savior has come to save us.
The angel continued and spoke the following to the shepherds, who were watching their flocks at night. “And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.” (Luke 2:12-15) Surely, peace comes from above. This same Jesus who came down from heaven and to earth brought this peace to all mankind. We can experience this peace with His presence in our lives, and soon for all eternity in heaven. Give glory to God our Savior. Remember Jesus and His glorious birth.
The story continues with the shepherds. It is said that “they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.” (Luke 2:16-20) As a Christian, and a believer in Jesus, I really wish I could have been among the shepherds that day. To see the baby Jesus would be so amazing. Truly, God gave the shepherds something to never forget, and to also share with people for the rest of their lives. This is because Jesus, the Messiah, had finally come. He is the prince of peace and the Savior of the world. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will come to You on bended knees. Salvation only comes through You, King Jesus. Thank You for coming down to earth in order to save us from our sins. I am indebted forever to You because of Your sacrifice on the cross. Thank You for hearing my prayers and for giving me mercy when I didn’t deserve it. All I knew is that You died for our sins and that Your mercy endures forever. So I confessed all my sins to You, Lord. My soul longed for Your forgiveness and sorrow had a hold of me. God, in these moments of grief and sadness for my sins, You took me out of the darkness and brought me into Your light. I was incapable of changing my life, but because You came to save me, I have the power to resist. Lord, I owe everything to You. Jesus, thank You for coming down to earth. Although I wish I was around then, I know that I will one day see You in heaven. I adore You. I love You, God. Amen.