We’re sharing a post we originally published on HeartVisionChurch.net in December 2014
In this Christmas season, we see the Christmas story in Second Chapter of Luke.
7 And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
In those fields were faithful men, faithful shepherds. God trusted them with the Good News of Jesus’ birth. And they left everything they had, their flock, to see and tell of Jesus. Doesn’t that make them disciples.
Mary and Joseph were faithful. They left their home and family. They even gave up their reputations to do God’s Will. They were faithful, and they raised Jesus.
God uses faithful men and women to His purpose.
This Christmas season, we remember God’s faithfulness in sending His Son to live with us, and to die for our sins.
Jesus lived a life of faithfulness. He did everything God called Him to do; He worked as a carpenter, He traveled as a preacher, most importantly He died on the cross for our sins.
There is one appropriate response to Jesus’ faithfulness, and that is to follow Him.
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