Luke 2: 1-15
As we have examined the first Christmas Carols; Zechariah’s Song and Mary’s The Magnificat we see they lead directly to the Gloria at birth of Jesus. Everything from the Old Testament and everything in the New points to this moment of his birth and leads us to his ministry, the cross, and the resurrection. Jesus is not only the center, he is the answer to everything. Find Jesus – find peace.
It’s good for us to tell the story again and again. We forget what the story means in the daily rush of life and in our busyness. If we allow, Christmas can give us reason to stop, remember, and let the story touch us again. It’s an amazing and awesome story; God came to earth in the form of a human, a baby, to be loved and cared for by his creation and to lead the people in the Way of life that leads to life everlasting. This is the beginning of the story so is it any wonder that the angels and even the heavens burst out in glory. He is born!
“Charity begins at home but should not end there.” Thomas Fuller
Let us gather our gifts together and offer them to God in gratitude and praise. – Give here today!