Luke 2:15, "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.'"
Prior to their arrival at the Nativity Scene, the lowly shepherds witnessed the unimaginable when an angel appeared before them to share the news of the Messiah's birth. As we read yesterday, they were terrified at first. However, when the angels left them, the shepherds didn't hesitate. They said, "Let's go!" They wanted to see the scene and bow down before the Son of God, Immanuel, which means God with us.
We can learn a lot from the shepherd's urgency to draw near to the Savior, their overwhelming desire to step onto the scene and see the newborn King. Have you witnessed Christ? Have you approached Jesus and bowed before Him? Because when we turn from the obscene (the sin separating us from God) and place Jesus at the center of our scene, we will experience His never-ending peace and abounding love as children of God.
Today, let's approach God with urgency and bow before Him giving thanks and praise for His ultimate gift - our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Today, kneel before God and pray with urgency, giving thanks and praising His name.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for sending Your Son to step down through time and space to cause a scene. Today, I approach You with urgency. Please help me to keep You at the center of my scene as I interact with others, as a witness of Your love and peace that transcends all understanding. In Jesus' name, Amen.