Daily Devotion on Luke 2:1-20

Text: Luke 2:1-20

What I wouldn’t give to be one of those shepherds… I’ve heard and been a part of some pretty good choirs in my day but a great company of the heavenly host praising God, now that must have been something! Imagine yourself in the sandals of those first century Jewish shepherds. Ride the rollercoaster ride of emotions with them on that exceptional night.

Feel the fear that must have gripped them when an angel appeared to them in the glory of God the Father. Fear that had no choice but to bow down in absolute respect for something clearly more powerful than all the earth combined. Terror sent chills down their spine because they realized the stark difference between their imperfection and the perfectly glorious angel in front of them.

Imagine the confusion when the angel spoke. Experience the building excitement as the message sinks in. A Savior has been born… it is the Christ! Picture the goose bumps that would have run down your neck and arms when that heavenly choir appeared singing praise to the Almighty God!

Just as suddenly as it began, so it ended. The heavenly host soared back to where they came from in the angelic grace that only a real angel could muster. Was it real? You look around and all of your co-shepherds share the same stunned expression. Yes, the Christ has come. He has come to save you from your sins…

Just a short time later you look at the face of Love. You see the face of  the all-powerful God in the form of a little helpless baby boy. Your life will never be the same… Jesus has come for you.

Rejoice in the birth of your Savior! His birth was step one in his plan. His plan opened the door of heaven for you!

Prayer: To shepherds as they watched by night, appeared a host of angels bright; “Behold the tender babe,” they said, “In yonder lowly manger laid.

At Bethlehem, in David’s town, as Micah did of old make known. It is the Christ, your Lord and King, who will to all salvation bring.”

Not one he will or can forsake; his covenant he will never break. Let every scheme the tempter try, you may his utmost powers defy. Amen


About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on December 21, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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