December 22 | Luke 2:13-14
“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 among those with whom he is pleased!”” (Luke 2:13–14, ESV)
It’s a nice cool night outside Bethlehem. You just put the sheep in the earthen pan and laid across the opening. Your job isn’t over when the sun goes down. This dark night you protect the sheep. You are the gate and the door.
Suddenly in the pitch black night an eye-piercing light blinds you. An angel appears in the sky and tells you about a special birth. The one light of the angel is enough, but then the sky fills with angels proclaiming glory to God!
This must be some birth! Who can bring glory to God in heaven and piece on the earth? You know all too well the brutality of Roman soldiers in the Roman Empire. They call it the Roman Piece but it’s only because they have wars on several fronts.
That’s not true peace. But whoever this Kingly Person just born is, He can bring peace and glorify God while doing it. And if He is a king why are you, a lowly shepherd on the bottom rung of society, finding out about this first?
It sounds like He is a different kind of King. This is worth looking into. At the very least, you can tell everyone else in Bethlehem about the birth of this King.
Action Step: Take the time this Christmas season to tell others the true meaning of Christmas. Share with them about Jesus and how He has changed your life.
King Jesus, You are awesome to come and save me from darkness. May Your Spirit give me divine appointments this Christmas to share my story of how You changed my life. Give me open doors to proclaim my love for You.