Thursday, December 1, 2011

Worship Fully - Day 5 (Luke 2:8-20)

Luke 2:8-20

Have you ever noticed that when an angel appears in the Bible with a message the first thing the angel says is 'Do not be afraid!'. The shepherds were having a quiet night in the fields when all of a sudden and magnificent light appeared in the air before them and began to speak! It's amazing to me that the shelters wee able to follow the directions given to them!

Can you imagine the scene? One angel appears and tells you about the birth of the messiah. He has come to you! A person who is not very important in the world scene. A person with no political influence or wealth. And yet, God has come to you to announce the birth of the long awaited Savior! Not only has this news been given to you, but you have also been commanded to go and see and worship the Christ child. What an amazing honor! You have no gifts worthy to give this child. You have no ability to keep him or his family safe in this world filled with fear and darkness. Yet, you have been invited into the Holy presence of God to worship.

This is not an invitation to be taken lightly.

Each year, we are each given the opportunity to come before the Christ child and worship the Almighty who came as a helpless child in order to save the world. Jesus came to be with you and save you.

Will you come and worship? Or will you stay where you are and miss the miracle of God breaking into our world to meet us on our level?

Heavenly Father, draw close to us that we
might draw close to you. Help us to worship you with all of our heart, mind, and soul this Christmas. Amen.



Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 9:03 AM  

Wow - this is humbling ! Thank you for helping us get our heads in the right place !

Chesney December 2, 2011 at 12:43 PM  

It is humbling isn't it? I wish I could have this attitude the whole year instead of just during the special seasons of Advent and Lent.