Last week I came home after dark and as I was getting out of my pickup and walking toward the house I looked up into the sky. It was so clear and so beautiful with so many stars. I just stopped and stood there in awe.
Seeing those stars reminded me of an event that took place about two thousand years ago. It was on just such a clear star filled night that some shepherds were camped out with their flocks when suddenly they were surrounded by a bright light and an angel stood before them.
The angel told them not to fear that he had good news for them and also for the whole world. That day someone very special had been born and He was to be the Savior of the world, (Luke 2:8-14). He is Christ the Lord. He was also called Immanuel which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23). Many Biblical statements and prophecies were made about Him. Like, He can bring peace to the World, (Isaiah 9:6&7). He is called the anointed one, (Psalm 2:2). And one of my favorites, (John 1:29) “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
Later there were some wise men that came and worshipped Him, (Matthew 2:1&2). Let us be like those wise men this Christmas season and Worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, (Revelation 19:16), Jesus Christ. See you in Church next Sunday.