Why did Jesus come? Because there was no other way to get us back! Why do we fight against Him so?
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
Jesus’s glory was concealed in a baby. The shepherds, when told where to look, went to find Him.
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Lk 2:10-12
Is a manger where they would figure to find Christ the Lord? It is since that’s where the angel told them! Where do we find Christ in our lives? How does He communicate with us? I find that Christ speaks to me in a variety of ways, people and places. I find comfort in knowing that He is with me all the time, I gain His perspective when I listen, and I enjoy fellowship with Him as I obey His instructions and commands, first learning them and then doing them.
Let’s be like the shepherds today and look for the Christ where we have been told to look:
8 But what does it say? “The word [John 1:1] is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Ro 10:8-9
Let’s worship the arrival of our Savior today. Have a glorious Christmas!