This is my attempt at having an ongoing conversation about the Word of God, life and ministry - especially thoughts on the daily lectionary and the movement of the Spirit of God at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (although everything contained herein is strictly my own thoughts and not the view of GSPC) or something like that
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Christmas day devotional
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14 8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Reflection:Love, Giving, Worship and all that we have finds its meaning and genesis in Jesus Christ, the creator of the universe.
That creator of the universe loves you so much that he chose to leave heaven and live among us, leading a perfect life as an example to us.After all of that, Jesus then demonstrated the limits of love for us by willingly choosing to die, so that you and I may have life – and have it to the full – in relationship to God.
This Christmas day, take a moment to remember the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ, and the perfect love of God our creator.