Manger – Jesse Tree devotion Day Twenty Seven

24 Dec

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 (NIV)

Our symbol today is of a manger, which Jesus is laid into following his birth. We read about the three wise men visiting Jesus yesterday. Angel Gabriel appeared to some shepherds in a nearby field, they also witnessed the birth of Jesus and paid homage to him. Shepherds were isolated individuals. They spent most of their lives in fields watching their sheep. They were often looked down upon by society. Again, we see the event of Jesus’ birth being witnessed by “unlikely” individuals. Jesus was born in the humblest of places, there was no royal announcement of his birth. However, there is the heavenly host present, and what an event that must have been. This was no ordinary birth.

When sin first came into the world, God made a promise. Even when the people forgot about God and the promise, God didn’t forget about the people. He guided them, protected them, and loved them, even when they were sinful. God was faithful, and today the promise is fulfilled.

This Christmastime, in amongst all of the busyness and celebration, reflect on Jesus, his birth and what he has done for mankind. Worship him and give him praise. Jesus’ birth sparks joy, surprise and wonder. God bless you and your family this Christmas.

Read the story of Jesus’ birth in Luke 2:1-15.

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