God’s Word: Luke 2:8-20
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
You may wonder why I chose shepherds to receive the first announcement of Jesus’ birth. I wanted it understood, from the very beginning, that Jesus’ birth was good news to everyone, starting with the lowly. The first to hear the greeting from the angel were those shepherds that were on-watch. They set aside their own need for sleep to guard the sheep and other shepherds for which they had accepted responsibility. Good shepherds are selfless—they are top on my priority list. That is why I gave them a front row seat at the huge angelic choir on that night of Jesus’ birth.
The shepherds not only heard the news—they went into action. They ran to find Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Then they spread the good news of this birth to everyone they met along the way. All who heard the story from them were impressed. They spoke with passion and conviction. When Jesus later called Himself the Good Shepherd, He may have had these who visited Him in the manger in mind.
Therefore, you do not need to know the Bible from cover to cover to be My ambassador. Share the information you do have with everyone you meet along your life’s pathway. As you share, I am with you and help you understand more and more, plus developing your appetite for learning more of My Word. It’s all good. . . .very good. My joy of salvation is good news for the whole world. But how will they know unless someone tells them. You are that someone to the little part of the world that surrounds your daily life. Live it–share it.
God’s Question: Who will be in heaven because of your life?
God’s Promise: Peace to all who follow Christ’s example.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for sharing Jesus with our world.
I am Sorry I am not sharing Him more with others.
Thank You for giving me the JOY of Your salvation.
Please help me be a joy to others on Your behalf.