The Shepherds Go To the Manger
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Luke 2:1-20, Psalm 46:4-11
Text: Luke 2:1-20, Psalm 46:4-11
Glory to God in the highest! “Come and see what the Lord has done…” (Psalm 46:8)
This. THIS is what we do today. We celebrate! We worship! We come together to see what the Lord has done… for all of us!
You see, all of history up until the birth of Christ was pointing to that manger. It was aching for that Baby in Bethlehem. And everything after finds its meaning in that moment. All of our hope begins here.
Friends, God is with us.
And—good news!—God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:17) He is the Prince of Peace.
Jesus came to make wars cease.
He came for peace on earth.
He came to be made low, and He came that God would be exalted.
He came to make a way for us to know Him, to help us see that we are fully known, and to redeem and reconcile us to the Father.
And after all this—after all that the Almighty God has lovingly and mercifully done for us—what does He ask us to do? He tells us to be still and know that He is God.
Today, we celebrate our Savior’s birth.
And like the Psalmist, we simply “Come and see what the Lord has done” for us.
Because, friends, “The Lord Almighty is with us!”
Glory to God in the highest. Peace on Earth; good will toward men.
For an added layer of worship during this sweet season of adoration and expectation, we’ve created a Spotify playlist for Advent 2014! You can find the complete SheReadsTruth | O Come Let Us Adore Him playlist at this link, or listen to today’s track on the player below. Enjoy!