December 21, 2010

Christ-Centered Christmas

Today I thought that it would be fitting to study about the birth of the Savior since we're so close to the day that we celebrate his birth.  My all time favorite scripture about his birth is found in the chapter that tells of his birth.  Luke 2:11 says:  "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."  This is what the angel said to the Shepard's that were watching their flocks.  I thought that their response was interesting, it says that as soon as this happened they 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.  And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger." Luke 2:15-16   I highlighted the words with haste and Let us now because this showed their willingness to act on the marvelous invitation they had just received as well as the eagerness to follow.  How many of us would drop everything we're doing to come unto Christ?  I think that the Shepard's provided a great example to us and that we should be willing to give up all that we have to follow Christ, especially during this Christmas season.  May you all have a very Merry Christmas and remember the reason for the season!

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