And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2: 8-14

The shepherds found Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus lying in the manger. They shared the good news of His birth, glorifying God for all they had seen and heard. The birth of Jesus was perfect in God’s plan and happened just the way He promised. He was born to be our Savior. 

Jesus was sent to save us and provide salvation for those who choose to receive it. He is the bridge between heaven and earth. He invites us to humble our hearts like the shepherds, REJOICE in our salvation, tell the good news of His love and ADORE Him. 

We NEED the Savior! He was born so we can live after death. He conquered death and sin so we could have eternal life. He LOVES us. He came to bring light to the darkness and demonstrate God’s love. He came to give us abundant life. 

♪ Oh come let us adore Him. Oh come let us adore Him. Oh come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord! ♪

Dear God, Thank you for Jesus. Humble our hearts as we consider why You sent the Savior. We will gratefully remember the events of His birth and glorify You with loving praise, as we ADORE Him every day of our lives. Amen


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