Every year excitement bubbles to the surface as I wrap gifts and arrange them under the tree. I imagine the reactions of my husband, daughter, and son-in-law, as they tear off the festive paper on the presents I’ve chosen for them. Will they enjoy the gifts as much as I enjoyed shopping for them?
I wonder if the Father got excited when He delivered the very first Christmas gift all those years ago (click to tweet). The incredible news of the Savior’s birth was first given to shepherds on the hillsides of Bethlehem.
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 2:10-11
I can envision the stunned expressions of the shepherds as the host of angels disappeared from sight. But the shepherds wasted no time acting on what they had just heard. They found baby Jesus in the manger just as the angels had said.
The news spread. The shepherds weren’t about to keep the exciting tidings to themselves. They shared the news with everyone who would listen. The promised Messiah was finally here!
What would people think? Would they believe this newborn baby was the one who could save them from their sins? Or would they look for another?
The same questions are being asked today. The God of the Universe has given you the amazing gift of His Son (click to tweet). Will you accept His gift and share Jesus Christ with others?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus. Help me to share the news of the Savior especially this Christmas season. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Maria I. Morgan in an inspirational writer and speaker. She is the award-winning author of Louie’s BIG day! Regardless of the age of her audience, her goal is the same: to share God’s truth and make an eternal difference. Now Available on Amazon: Outrageously Fruitful (a 10-week Bible study for women on the fruit of the Spirit)