Friday, December 23, 2011
Verse for Today - Luke 2:8-11 (click to read blog)
"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord."
Read all of Luke 2
The simple yet profound account of Christ's birth continues in today's verses. Verse 7 had just informed us that the time for Mary to give birth had come. "She brought forth her first born Son, and laid Him in an manger."
Verse 8 then begins by telling us of some of the subsequent events. An angel appears to some shepherds who were out in the fields. We're not told far they were from the city, but we are told what message was given to them.
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord."
How beautifully and simply put is that? Great joy for all the people, because the Messiah, the Savior has been born. That great joy has and will echo to every generation to the end of the world. Reminds me of Acts 1:8
"...and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”