Monday, December 14, 2015

Come and see . . . Go and tell!

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. (Luke 2:11-12)

A very simple, yet profound statement, wouldn't you say? The message was given to some very plain and lowly people as well. Shepherds were not the most highly regarded of the day back during the birth of Jesus. They were not the members of the Sanhedrin or the tax collectors. They were not the members of the Roman government. They were simple shepherds, making their watch over there flocks during the night. 

Jesus still comes today in the simplest ways to the most common of people. He is not only for those with money or those dressed in suits. He is reaching out to us all . . . young and old, rich and poor. He has the same message today that He brought when He was born: Salvation!

What would our reaction have been had we received such a message? Would we have run to the baby or put it off for another day? Would we have too occupied with jobs and other obligations to see the baby? The shepherds "came with haste" to see Jesus and "made widely known" what they saw and heard concerning the baby. Are we eager to visit with Jesus today and do we tell others what we know of Him? 

Maybe we should take some notes from the shepherds?


Kamaal said...

The way that God speaks to us is more important than anything in our lives.

Unknown said...

Jesus is the true messiah. Those shepards needed to see the baby Jesus

Are we acting like "new creatures in Christ"?

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