Day 14 : Matt Snyder
Scripture : Luke 2:1-20
Start by reading Luke 2:1-20. Joseph is called back to his native town for a census.
Pretty poor timing, as Mary was far along in her pregnancy. The time came while they were in Bethlehem for Mary to give birth, away from all family and friends. They couldn’t find a single place where there was enough room for them, so they made room with the animals. It was here that the Savior of the world would be born. The mightiest King in all of eternity made His grand entrance in a dirty lowly stable. He could have come like the mightiest of storms or like a ravaging fire, with strength and power. Angels could have ushered Him into the world with singing and blasts of trumpets. But no...He came as a baby through a virgin woman. He came in silence, in the dead of night. And who helped usher this King into the world? Shepherds. A group looked down upon by society in that day. How significant this scene is for us. Jesus’ humble beginnings would only foreshadow His coming ministry. He came to heal and rescue poor, suffering, and broken hearted people of the world. He, the King and Savior of the world, came to rescue people like us. For, “I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Our response must be that of the shepherds and angels, one of worship, glorifying and praising the King who brought the good news for all people.
Is your heart unstirred by the humble King who came to save the people like you and me?
What is your response? What should our response be?
Father, may we ever stand in wonder and awe at the person of Jesus. He came as a
baby, but left the King of the world. I pray that today, we would have a heart of worship, responding just as the shepherds and angels did, praising and glorifying the risen King
who made a way for us to have a personal relationship with the God of the universe. May
we know and proclaim the “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Amen!
Donate hats, gloves, coats or boots to a school near your for kids that are in need this winter.
Be sure to share pictures of you, your friends, and your family in action!